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  1. Do older medicare patients cost hospitals more ? : evidence from on academic medical center.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    It is uncertain, under prospective payment, if hospitals face financial disincentives to treat older Medicare patients.

    Therefore, we studied associations between age and hospital charges and length of stay for Medicare patients and the impact on hospital reimbursement of Medicare's decision in October 1987 to eliminate older age (>=70 years) as a criterion for stratifying diagnosis related groups (DRGs).

    Methods

    The 23 179 medical and surgical admissions to one academic medical center in 1985 through 1989 who were aged 65 years or more were studied using a retrospective cohort design.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Homme, Vieillard, Analyse coût, Medicare

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Human, Elderly, Cost analysis

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0291025

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.