The number and types of patients treated by a hospital is referred to as the patient case mix. One classification approach--Diagnosis Related Groups--is being used in New Jersey and Maryland to determine hospital reimbursement rates. In this article, the authors define the concept of the patient case mix, describe DRGs, and forecast the impact they may have on hospital laboratory operations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1981|
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