The ability of diagnosis related groups (DRG) and refinement diagnosis related groups (RDRG) to measure differences in case-mix was investigated using discharge data for patients < 18 years of age from three specialist children's hospitals and four district hospitals.
While the three children's hospitals each had a greater percentage of RDRG for more complex patients, only one children's hospital had more complex patients based on DRG and RDRG cost weights and on the percentage of diagnoses per discharge.
Cost weights based on USA practices may be inappropriate in Australia, and Australian weights will be necessary for firm conclusions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Système santé, Enfant, Hospitalisation, Système DRG, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Health system, Child, Hospitalization, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0648078
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.