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Title: Trialling diagnosis-related groups classification in the Iranian health system: a case study examining the feasibility of introducing casemix
Authors: Ghaffari, S.
Wilson, A.
Aisbett, C.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: This paper examines the quality of routinely collected information in an Iranian hospital in a trial of casemix classification. Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups [AR-DRG] were used to classify patient episodes. There were 327 DRGs identified, of which 20% had only 1 case. The grouper program identified invalid records for 4% of total separations. Approximately 4.5% of cases were classified into error DRGs and 3.4% were ungroupable. No complication and comorbidity effects were identified with 93% of total cases. R[2] [variance in length of stay explained] was 44% for untrimmed cases, increasing to 63%, 57% and 58% after trimming by L3H3, IQR and 10th-95th percentile methods respectively
Description: 460-466
Keywords: Medical Records
Hospital Costs
Length of Stay
Subject: Hospital Information Systems
ISSN: 1020-3397
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