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Case
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Reference no. 384-013-1
Published in: 1984
Length: 29 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

The Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) mechanism which provides for fixed rate medical payments in 467 categories, is a new attempt by the government to impose cost effectiveness on the nation''s hospitals. This new mechanism replaces a system which provided for unlimited reimbursement under the medical rules. While DRG''s may be an enterprising alternative to ''business as usual'', it does not seem to resolve the larger issues of fairness, equity and dynamic equilibrium, which are basic to the health care system.
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1980s

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Abstract

The Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) mechanism which provides for fixed rate medical payments in 467 categories, is a new attempt by the government to impose cost effectiveness on the nation''s hospitals. This new mechanism replaces a system which provided for unlimited reimbursement under the medical rules. While DRG''s may be an enterprising alternative to ''business as usual'', it does not seem to resolve the larger issues of fairness, equity and dynamic equilibrium, which are basic to the health care system.

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Other setting(s):
1980s

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