Diagnosis-related groups in Europe : moving towards transparency, efficiency and quality in hospitals / edited by Reinhard Busse ... [et al.].

Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2011.
xxx, 458 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies series. [More in this series]
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Summary: The volumes in the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies series focus on key issues for health policy-making in Europe. This book is a joint venture between the WHO/EO and the EuroDRG which addresses the challenges of using Diagnosis Related Group systems in Europe.
Published in association with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and EuroDRG.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part One -- 1. From the origins of DRGs to their implementation in Europe -- 2. Introduction to DRGs in Europe: Common objectives across different hospital systems -- 3. Understanding DRGs and DRG-based hospital payment in Europe -- 4. DRG systems and similar patient classification systems in Europe -- 5. DRGs and cost accounting: Which is driving which? -- 6. DRG-based hospital payment: Intended and unintended consequences -- 7. DRG-based hospital payment and efficiency: Theory, evidence, and challenges -- 8. DRGs and quality: For better or worse? -- 9. Technological innovation in DRG-based hospital payment systems across Europe -- 10. Moving towards transparency, efficiency and quality in hospitals: Conclusions and recommendations -- Part Two -- 11. Austria: Inpatient care and the LKF framework -- 12. England: The Healthcare Resource Group system -- 13. France: Implementing Homogeneous Patient Groups in a mixed market -- 14. Germany: Understanding G-DRGs -- 15. Ireland: A review of casemix applications within the acute public hospital system -- 16. NordDRG: The benefits of coordination -- 17. Estonia: Developing NordDRGs within social health insurance -- 18. Finland: DRGs in a decentralized health care system -- 19. Sweden: The history, development and current use of DRGs 00 20. Poland: The Jednorodne Grupy Pacjentów ' Polish experiences with DRGs -- 21. Portugal: Results of 25 years of experience with DRGs -- 22. Spain: A case study on diversity of DRG use ' The Catalan experience -- 23. The Netherlands: The Diagnose Behandeling Combinaties.
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