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Title
Factors affecting Medicaid patients' length of stay in psychiatric units.
First Author
Lave, Judith R
Date of Pub
1988 Winter
Pages
57-66
Volume
10
Issue
2
Other Authors
Frank, Richard G
Abstract
The structure of the Medicaid program varies widely among the States. Examined in this article is the relationship between certain characteristics of the State Medicaid programs and the length of stay of patients who are discharged from psychiatric units in general hospitals. It has been found that setting limits on the number of reimbursable days leads to shorter lengths of stay and that, after controlling for region, length of stay is not influenced by utilization review or State rate setting.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Models, Statistical : Adolescence : Adult : Aged : Child : Data Collection : Fee Schedules : Female : Human : Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data : Male : Medicaid/organization & administration : Middle Age : Patient Discharge/statistics & numerical data : Prospective Payment System : Psychiatric Department, Hospital/utilization : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-188486