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Development of lengths of stay and DRG cost weights in dermatology from 2003 to 2006.

Authors
  • Wenke, Andreas1
  • Müller, Marcel L
  • Babapirali, Judith
  • Rompel, Rainer
  • Hensen, Peter
  • 1 DRG Research Group, University of Münster, Germany. , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2009
Volume
7
Issue
8
Pages
680–687
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2009.07029.x
PMID: 19250249
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

German dermatology reflects the international trend showing reductions of length of stay after introduction of a DRG-based hospital funding system. The DRG calculation and valuation of inpatient services depend on the duration of hospital stay. However, increasing per diem costs resulting from higher performances of every inpatient bed day are also taken into account. Further reduction of length of stay must not threaten the quality of inpatient care in dermatology.

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