Economics of managed care in spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Economics of managed care in spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J37954.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1999, vol. 80, issue 11, pp 1441-1449
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study of trends in economic variables related to health care for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Data analyzed are from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center database. Variables examined include: acute charges; rehabilitation charges; acute length of stay (LOS); rehabilitation LOS; total charges; per-day charges; days re-hospitalized; percent discharged to nursing home; days to SCI system admission; day one admissions; delayed admissions; and percent of admissions delayed. It was found that certain changes were coincident with the introduction of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG) and managed care as models for provider reimbursement.
Author(s):
Fiedler, I. G.; Laud, P. W.; Maiman, D. J.; Apple, D. F.
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