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Introducing Diagnosis-Related Groups in Kazakhstan: Evolution, achievements, and challenges

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  • Chanturidze, Tata
  • Esau, Mike
  • Hölzer, Simon
  • Richardson, Erica

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In 2012, Kazakhstan introduced Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs), as part of a package of reforms which sought to contain costs and to improve efficiency and transparency in the health system; but the main challenge was to design and implement a DRG system in just one year.

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  • Chanturidze, Tata & Esau, Mike & Hölzer, Simon & Richardson, Erica, 2016. "Introducing Diagnosis-Related Groups in Kazakhstan: Evolution, achievements, and challenges," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 120(9), pages 987-991.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:120:y:2016:i:9:p:987-991
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.07.007
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