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[Diagnosis-related groups and injuries. Is multiple trauma underrated?].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Tidsskrift for den Norske lægeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny række
Publication Date
Volume
112
Issue
9
Pages
1196–1198
Identifiers
PMID: 1579946
Source
Medline
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Abstract

A consecutive registration of all trauma patients admitted to the Department of Surgery, total 868, was made in 1989. Such patients constituted 20% of all surgical patients. The aim was to study the relation between the Norwegian Diagnosis-related group (DRG) cost weights and severity of injury and use of resources. The DRG system correlated reasonably well with the Injury Severity Score and use of resources, except in the case of serious multi-trauma, which seemed to be under-rated.

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