Journal article

Shaping the System - The DRG Evaluation Project of the German Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, DGGG).

W Fiori, SP Renner, K Siam, J Babapirali, N Roeder, E Dausch, T Hildebrandt, P Hillemanns, M Nehmzow, M Zygmunt, D Piroth, C Schem, T Schwenzer, K Friese, D Wallwiener, MW Beckmann

Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde | Published : 2013

Abstract

Introduction: The German DRG system is annually adapted to the changing services provided. For the further development, the self-governing body and its DRG Institute (InEK) depend on participation of the users. Methods: For one of the DRG evaluation projects initiated by DGGG, cost and performance data for the year 2011 from 16 hospitals were available. After plausibility checks and corrections, analyses for service and cost homogeneity were performed. In cases of inadequate DRG-representation attributes were sought that would make an appropriate reimbursement possible. Conspicuities and potential solutions were checked for clinical plausibility. Results: 44 concrete modification proposals f..

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