The term Diagnosis-related-Group (DRG) refers to a classification system used to assess hospital services with the aim of a better menagement of a health care costs and improving performance. The DRG system focuses on the utilization of resources, and is not concerned with the specific type of care provided to the patient. This system highlights any diseconomies and eventual critical aspectsof the hospital system. This article, starting from the history of heath care financing in Italy and pointing out the difficulty to define the "quality" of health care services, describes the variables used to evaluated correctly hospital performance based on the DRG system. These include Average Length of Stay, Average Daily Patient Load, Comparative Performance Index, and Case Mix Index.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Rivista||Iranian Journal of Public Health|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|
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