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  1. Comorbidities and prediction of length of hospital stay.

    Article - En anglais

    Background 

    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.

    Aim 

    To develop a clinically based score which measures patient morbidity and which will better predict LOS compared to existing methods.

    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.

    Results 

    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.

    Conclusions 

    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.