Explaining resource consumption among non-normal neonates.
Schwartz, Rachel M
Date of Pub
Michelman, Thomas; Pezzullo, John; Phibbs, Ciaran S
The adoption by Medicare in 1983 of prospective payment using diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) has stimulated research to develop
case-mix grouping schemes that more accurately predict resource consumption by patients. In this article, the authors explore
a new method designed to improve case-mix classification for newborns through the use of birth weight in combination with
DRGs to adjust the unexplained case-mix severity. Although the findings are developmental in nature, they reveal that the
model significantly improves our ability to explain resource use.
Birth Weight : Diagnosis-Related Groups/classification/economics : Health Care Costs/statistics & numerical data : Health
Resources/utilization : Health Services Research/methods : Hospitals, Urban/economics/utilization : Human : Infant, Newborn
: Infant, Newborn, Diseases/classification/economics : Intensive Care Units, Neonatal/economics/utilization : Length of Stay/statistics
& numerical data : Models, Statistical : Prospective Payment System : Regression Analysis : Severity of Illness Index : United