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Coronary artery bypass grafts and diagnosis related groups: patient classification and hospital reimbursement in 10 European countries

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Abstract


  • The prospective reimbursement of hospitals through the grouping of patients into a finite number of categories (Diagnosis Related Groups, DRGs), is common to many European countries. However, the specific categories used vary greatly across countries, using different characteristics to define group boundaries and thus those characteristics which result in different payments for treatment. In order to assist in the construction and modification of national DRG systems, this study analyses the DRG systems of 10 European countries.

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Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • J. Gaughan & C. Kobel, "Coronary artery bypass grafts and diagnosis related groups: patient classification and hospital reimbursement in 10 European countries", Health Economics Review 4 4 (2014) 1-13.

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  • 2-s2.0-84971357157

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1306&context=ahsri

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/299

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/4/1/4

Abstract


  • The prospective reimbursement of hospitals through the grouping of patients into a finite number of categories (Diagnosis Related Groups, DRGs), is common to many European countries. However, the specific categories used vary greatly across countries, using different characteristics to define group boundaries and thus those characteristics which result in different payments for treatment. In order to assist in the construction and modification of national DRG systems, this study analyses the DRG systems of 10 European countries.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • J. Gaughan & C. Kobel, "Coronary artery bypass grafts and diagnosis related groups: patient classification and hospital reimbursement in 10 European countries", Health Economics Review 4 4 (2014) 1-13.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84971357157

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1306&context=ahsri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/299

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/4/1/4