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Coronary artery bypass grafts and diagnosis related groups: patient classification and hospital reimbursement in 10 European countries

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Past experience of the construction of DRG systems for CABG patients demonstrates the variety of options available. It also highlights the importance of updating systems as frequently as possible, to incentivise best practice. Copyright Gaughan and Kobel; licensee Springer 2014

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  • James Gaughan & Conrad Kobel, 2014. "Coronary artery bypass grafts and diagnosis related groups: patient classification and hospital reimbursement in 10 European countries," Health Economics Review, Springer, vol. 4(1), pages 1-13, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:hecrev:v:4:y:2014:i:1:p:1-13:10.1186/s13561-014-0004-8
    DOI: 10.1186/s13561-014-0004-8
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    1. Andrew Street & Conrad Kobel & Thomas Renaud & Josselin Thuilliez & ON BEHALF OF THE EURODRG GROUP, 2012. "How Well Do Diagnosis‐Related Groups Explain Variations In Costs Or Length Of Stay Among Patients And Across Hospitals? Methods For Analysing Routine Patient Data," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(S2), pages 6-18, August.
    2. James Gaughan & Conrad Kobel & Caroline Linhart & Anne Mason & Andrew Street & Padraic Ward & on behalf of the EuroDRG group, 2012. "Why Do Patients Having Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts Have Different Costs Or Length Of Stay? An Analysis Across 10 European Countries," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(S2), pages 77-88, August.
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