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DRG Watchdog highlights new financial dimensions of laboratory diagnostics.

Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical laboratory
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
49
Issue
9-10
Pages
507–510
Identifiers
PMID: 14572206
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

As nebulous as the details of the German diagnosis-oriented case reimbursement rate (G-DRGs) might be, one thing is obvious: rapid and accurate diagnostics will be vital in future to the reimbursement of standard cases that reflect the actual outlay. The laboratory that up to now has always been categorized as a potential for savings, now becomes a source of revenue for hospitals. A study initiated by the VDGH provides evidence for this (Clinical Laboratory 2002, 48, 327).

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