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The impact of introducing a new hospital financing system (DRGs) in Poland on hospitalisations for atherosclerosis: An interrupted time series analysis (2004–2012)


  • Buczak-Stec, Elżbieta
  • Goryński, Paweł
  • Nitsch-Osuch, Aneta
  • Kanecki, Krzysztof
  • Tyszko, Piotr


Hospital payment based on diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) was introduced in Poland in July 2008. We evaluate the impact of this policy on the frequency of hospitalisation for atherosclerosis in internal medicine units of district hospitals and non-public hospitals in Poland.

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  • Buczak-Stec, Elżbieta & Goryński, Paweł & Nitsch-Osuch, Aneta & Kanecki, Krzysztof & Tyszko, Piotr, 2017. "The impact of introducing a new hospital financing system (DRGs) in Poland on hospitalisations for atherosclerosis: An interrupted time series analysis (2004–2012)," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 121(11), pages 1186-1193.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:121:y:2017:i:11:p:1186-1193
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.09.009

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