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  1. A quantitative method for cost reimbursement and length of stay quality assurance in multiple trauma patients.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    John H. Davis scientific symposium. Stowe VT USA, 1994/06/25.


    To develop a statistically valid method for trauma reimbursement and quality assurance (QA) length-of-stay filters.

    This is needed because diagnosis related group (DRG) - based trauma payment systems assume a random sampling of injury severities from a normally distributed population and thus result in economic disincentives to level I trauma centers.


    142 trauma patients with MVC blunt multisystem injuries (MSI) (ISS=16) were studied concurrently during their hospital course.


    Level I regional trauma center.

    Outcome Measures 

    Outcome measures were (dependent variables) length of stay (LOS) and state-approved hospital charges (COST).


    Mean acute care COST was $74,310, but the distribution of COST was log normal, rather than Gaussian normal as assumed by DRGs.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Polytraumatisme, Homme, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Hospitalisation, Durée, Unité soin intensif, Modèle prévision, Accident, Traumatisme, Facteur prédictif

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Multiple injury, Human, Cost analysis, Health economy, Hospitalization, Duration, Intensive care unit, Forecast model, Accident, Trauma, Predictive factor

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0087382

    Code Inist : 002B16K. Création : 09/06/1995.