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People admitted to hospital with physical disability have increased length of stay: implications for diagnosis related group re-imbursement in England

Carpenter, G. Iain, Bobby, Jacqui, Kulinskaya, Elena, Seymour, Gwyn (2007) People admitted to hospital with physical disability have increased length of stay: implications for diagnosis related group re-imbursement in England. Age and Ageing, 36 (1). pp. 73-78. ISSN 0002-0729. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afl148) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:2517)

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Abstract

Objectives: to assess whether measures of cognitive and physical function can explain differences in observed and healthcare resource group (HRG) predicted length of stay for patients presenting with six target conditions at admission.

Conclusions: these patients, presenting with conditions common in older patients, would have incurred estimated annual costs of 1.9 pound million in excess of their HRG tariff-based re-imbursement. Physical function, defined by the degree of dependency in activities of daily living, should be incorporated into HRGs to reduce the financial risk faced by acute hospital services under Payment by Results, the UK diagnosis related group re-imbursement system.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/ageing/afl148
Uncontrolled keywords: case-mix; length of stay; disability; health care costs; diagnosis related groups; elderly
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 13:27 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 14:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2517 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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