Psychiatric inpatient care in the VA : before, during, and after DRG-based budgeting.
The authors examined the impact of budgeting based on diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) on inpatient psychiatric care in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.
DRG-based budgeting was implemented by the VA in 1984 and suspended in 1988.
Computerized discharge abstracts were obtained for all episodes of VA inpatient care occurring from 1980 through 1989.
The number of discharges per year, number of unduplicated patients treated, mean length of stay, total number of bed days of care per unique patient per year, readmission rates, and number of episodes of care per operational bed were determined for psychiatric and nonpsychiatric (medical-surgical) hospitalizations occurring before, during, and after DRG-based budgeting was in effect.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Organisation santé, Ancien combattant, Analyse coût, Budget, Assurance maladie, Soin, Economie santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Public health organization, Veteran, Cost analysis, Budget, Health insurance, Care, Health economy, Human
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Cote : 92-0678586
Code Inist : 002B18H05. Création : 199406.