Purpose of admission and resource use during cancer hospitalizations.
Iezzoni, Lisa I
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Bergman, Andrew; Drews, Reed E; Henderson, Mary G
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
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