The future of some clinical programs may depend in part on whether they appear to be profitable when viewed through the lens of Medicare's diagnosis-related group (DRG) reimbursement formulae. It is important to review the appropriateness and accuracy of financial analyses that use DRGs as a definition of service. In fact, in most hospitals, some DRGs may prove to be poor measures of services actually delivered - so poor that financial studies conducted on the basis of DRGs may lead to profound errors in major investment decisions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Quality Review Bulletin|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Leadership and Management