Factors affecting Medicaid patients' length of stay in psychiatric units.
Lave, Judith R
Date of Pub
Frank, Richard G
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.
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