Misclassification problems in diagnosis-related groups. Cystic fibrosis as an example

S. D. Horn, R. A. Horn, P. D. Sharkey, R. J. Beall, J. S. Hoff, Beryl J Rosenstein

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Under the Medicare prospective payment system, which is based on diagnosis-related groups, patients with certain diseases may be inappropriately classified. To study this problem using cystic fibrosis as an example, we examined discharge-abstract data from 14 cystic fibrosis centers in a comparison of resource-use requirements by patients with cystic fibrosis and other patients in the same diagnosis-related group. There were 1763 patients with cystic fibrosis and 25,628 other patients in the 87 diagnosis-related groups that contained at least one patient with cystic fibrosis. For the eight diagnosis-related groups in which patients with cystic fibrosis were classified most often, the average length of stay of patients with cystic fibrosis was 14.9 days, as compared with an average of 8.3 days for the other patients (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-487
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume314
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1986

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Diagnosis-Related Groups
Cystic Fibrosis
Prospective Payment System
Medicare
Length of Stay

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Horn, S. D., Horn, R. A., Sharkey, P. D., Beall, R. J., Hoff, J. S., & Rosenstein, B. J. (1986). Misclassification problems in diagnosis-related groups. Cystic fibrosis as an example. New England Journal of Medicine, 314(8), 484-487.

Misclassification problems in diagnosis-related groups. Cystic fibrosis as an example. / Horn, S. D.; Horn, R. A.; Sharkey, P. D.; Beall, R. J.; Hoff, J. S.; Rosenstein, Beryl J.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 314, No. 8, 1986, p. 484-487.

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Horn, SD, Horn, RA, Sharkey, PD, Beall, RJ, Hoff, JS & Rosenstein, BJ 1986, 'Misclassification problems in diagnosis-related groups. Cystic fibrosis as an example', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 314, no. 8, pp. 484-487.
Horn, S. D. ; Horn, R. A. ; Sharkey, P. D. ; Beall, R. J. ; Hoff, J. S. ; Rosenstein, Beryl J. / Misclassification problems in diagnosis-related groups. Cystic fibrosis as an example. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1986 ; Vol. 314, No. 8. pp. 484-487.
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