Use of Specialty Psychiatric Settings in Constructing DRGs

Carl A. Taube, Howard H. Goldman, Eun Sul Lee

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Characteristics of a psychiatric setting, such as staffing intensity and scope of services, are examined to see if they contribute to explaining variation in length of stay over that explained by commonly available patient descriptors. For short-stay admissions (<31 days), only a small improvement in predictive ability was found. Implications for prospective payment systems are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1037-1040
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of General Psychiatry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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