Use of inpatient psychiatric care at a VA medical center after implementation of a prospective payment system.

@article{Dilonardo1991UseOI,
  title={Use of inpatient psychiatric care at a VA medical center after implementation of a prospective payment system.},
  author={Joan D Dilonardo and Kathy Kendrick and Larry A. Seitz},
  journal={Hospital & community psychiatry},
  year={1991},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={939-42}
}
A retrospective audit of patients' utilization of inpatient psychiatric care at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center before and after implementation of a prospective payment system compared patterns of utilization by chronic and nonchronic patients. It also examined changes over time in the size of the two groups, total number of bed days used, mean number of admissions, mean length of stay, and mean cumulative two-year length of stay. Four years after implementation of the… CONTINUE READING

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