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Risk adjustment policy options for casemix funding: international lessons in financing reform

Antioch, Kathryn M.; Ellis, Randall P.; Gillett, Steve; Borovnicar, Daniel; Marshall, Richard


This paper explores modified hospital casemix payment formulae that would refine the diagnosis-related group (DRG) system in Victoria, Australia, which already makes adjustments for teaching, severity and demographics. We estimate alternative casemix funding methods using multiple regressions for individual hospital episodes from 2001 to 2003 on 70 high-deficit DRGs, focussing on teaching hospitals where the largest deficits have occurred. Our casemix variables are diagnosis- and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Health Economics
DOI: 10.1007/s10198-006-0020-7


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