Use and cost of short-stay hospital inpatient services under Medicare, 1986.
Date of Pub
Keene, Roger E
This article is part of a continuing effort to monitor the operation of the Medicare program. A synopsis is given of the legislation
that implemented the prospective payment system for short-stay hospitals, and the data show the program experience for 1986,
the third full year of implementation under prospective payment.
Data Collection : Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data : Hospitals/utilization : Inpatients : Length of Stay/statistics
& numerical data : Medicare/utilization : Patient Discharge/statistics & numerical data : Prospective Payment System/legislation
& jurisprudence : United States