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Diagnosis-related group
Diagnosis-related group (DRG) is a system to classify hospital cases into one of originally 467 groups, with the last group (coded as 470 through v24, 999 thereafter) being "Ungroupable". This system of classification was developed as a collaborative project by Robert B Fetter, PhD, of the Yale School of Management, and John D. Thompson, MPH, of the Yale School of Public Health. The system is also referred to as "the DRGs", and its intent was to identify the "products" that a hospital provides. One example of a "product" is an appendectomy. The system was developed in anticipation of convincing Congress to use it for reimbursement, to replace "cost based" reimbursement that had been used up to that point. DRGs are assigned by a "grouper" program based on ICD (International Classification of Diseases) diagnoses, procedures, age, sex, discharge status, and the presence of complications or comorbidities. DRGs have been used in the US since 1982 to determine how much Medicare pays the hospital for each "product", since patients within each category are clinically similar and are expected to use the same level of hospital resources. DRGs may be further grouped into Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs). DRGs are also standard practice for establishing reimbursements for other Medicare related reimbursements such as to home healthcare providers.

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Diagnosis related group
Le (DRG) (traduction libre : « groupe homogène de diagnostic ») est un système de classification hospitalier américain.

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Un diagnosis-related group (abbreviato DRG), in italiano raggruppamento omogeneo di diagnosi (in acronimo ROD), è un sistema che permette di classificare tutti i pazienti dimessi da un ospedale (ricoverati in regime ordinario o day hospital) in gruppi omogenei per assorbimento di risorse impegnate (isorisorse). Tale aspetto permette di quantificare economicamente tale assorbimento di risorse e quindi di remunerare ciascun episodio di ricovero. Una delle finalità del sistema è quella di controllare e contenere la spesa sanitaria.

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Jednorodne grupy pacjentów
Jednorodne Grupy Pacjentów [JGP] (tłumaczenie angielskiego terminu DRG - diagnosis related groups) – sposób rozliczania usług zdrowotnych przez płatnika (w Polsce Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia).

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