The use of measures of hospital "production" is an important advance in the domain of hospital management. The rapid evolution and improvement of case mix measuring systems, and their swift introduction in Europe, demand constant efforts to keep them up-to-date. This book presents a view of the development and application of case mix measurement systems in Europe. It is the result of a collaboration of eight teams of experts under the aegis of a project of the European Community. It offers a picture of the current situation of hospital management information in Europe and of the incorporation of case mix measurement systems, bringing together several cases of adaptation and the use of these instruments in the management and distribution of resources in hospitals in recent years and in various countries. It is complemented by two studies which have attempted to create continent-wide databases among comparable hospitals.
1 Targeting Hospital Products.- Hospital Information Systems in Europe: Trends Towards Uniformity in Patient Record Summaries.- DRGs: Origin and Dissemination Throughout Europe.- DRG Evolution.- DRGs: How Well Do They Define Hospital Products in Europe?.- 2 Using Case-Mix Measures in Europe.- Producing DRG Statistics at the European Level: Lessons from the EURODRG Project.- Training and Awareness: The Key to Successful Use of DRGs.- Outcomes Management: The Italian Case-Mix Project.- 3 Hospital Accounting and Resource Allocation.- Management Accounting in Hospitals: Lessons from Manufacturing.- Costing Hospital Case-Mix: The European Experience.- Using Case-Mix for Resource Allocation.- Using DRGs to Fund Hospitals in Portugal: An Evaluation of the Experience.- Hospital Groups and Case-Mix Measurement for Resource Allocation and Payment.
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: January 1993
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.33