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Title
Purpose of admission and resource use during cancer hospitalizations.
First Author
Iezzoni, Lisa I
Date of Pub
1991 Winter
Pages
29-40
Volume
13
Issue
2
Other Authors
Bergman, Andrew; Drews, Reed E; Henderson, Mary G
Abstract
This study examined the role of purpose of admission (POA) in hospitalizations for lung, colon, and breast cancers, using the 1985 20-percent Medicare provider analysis and review file. Six POA categories were created from discharge abstract data. Average hospitalization charges, per diem charges, length of stay, and rates of death varied significantly by POA (p
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MeSH
Decision Support Techniques : Aged : Breast Neoplasms/classification/economics/therapy : Catastrophic Illness/economics : Colonic Neoplasms/classification/economics/therapy : Diagnosis-Related Groups/statistics & numerical data : Fees and Charges/statistics & numerical data : Health Resources/utilization : Health Services Research : Human : Lung Neoplasms/classification/economics/therapy : Medicare/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Neoplasms/classification/economics/therapy : Oncology Service, Hospital/classification/utilization : Palliative Care : Patient Admission/economics/statistics & numerical data : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB92-167279