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Title
Geographic variations in Medicare utilization of short-stay hospital services, 1981-88.
First Author
Edwards, Winston O
Date of Pub
1990 Spring
Pages
107-111
Volume
11
Issue
3
Other Authors
Gibson, David A
Abstract
The change in Federal fiscal year 1984 from cost-based reimbursement to prospective payment at a fixed price for a known and defined product--the hospital stay--represents a fundamental change in the role of the Medicare program within the health care delivery system. In this article, national and selected geographic trends in Medicare short-stay hospital inpatient discharges since 1981 are presented, and they show the impact of the implementation of the prospective payment system.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Catchment Area (Health)/statistics & numerical data : Data Collection : Evaluation Studies : Geography : Hospitals/utilization : Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : Patient Discharge/statistics & numerical data : United States
NTIS Number
PB90-258153