Variability in length of stay (LOS) within Australian National Diagnosis Related Groups (AN-DRGs) reflects clinical heterogeneity in age, severity of illness, complications and comorbidities.
To develop a clinically based score which measures patient morbidity and which will better predict LOS compared to existing methods.
ICD-9-CM codes of diseases and procedures were allocated to one of 23 body system categories to calculate the body burden of disease (BBD) score.
Evaluation of BBD in predicting LOS was performed using multiple regression and analysis of variance with a data set of 34,079 cases from 75 AN-DRGs from three Victorian hospitals.
Adding BBD and age improved prediction of LOS by 27.2% in AN-DRG version 1.0 and by 17.5% in AN-DRG version 3.1. When using average inlier LOS for AN-DRG, BBD and age improved prediction of LOS by 44.6% and by 14.8% in AN-DRG version 1.0 and version 3.1 respectively.
Deaths were positively related to BBD.
BBD is a simple quantitative measure of extent of disease that improves current methods in accounting for variability in LOS.
Mots-clés Pascal : Longueur, Durée, Hospitalisation, Prédiction, Variabilité, Gravité, Maladie, Homme, Australie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Length, Duration, Hospitalization, Prediction, Variability, Gravity, Disease, Human, Australia, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0112386
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 16/11/1999.