Journal article

Casemix: the building blocks.

T Jackson

Aust Health Rev | Published : 1995


This paper distinguishes three separate ways in which casemix measurement serves as a foundation for hospital and health system reform. At the hospital level, diagnosis related groups provide a means of describing kinds of acute inpatient care which in turn facilitates utilisation review activities essential to modern clinical and financial management. At the system level, casemix adjusters such as diagnosis related groups provide the basis for comparisons of productive efficiency across institutions, and reduce the risk of adverse funder reactions to higher per case costs which are attributable to differences in casemix. States are increasingly using casemix as the basis for funding hospita..

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