DRG Comparative Case Studies Vol.1 No.2 2015
Many middle-income countries in the Asia and Pacific region are increasingly using case-based funding to improve hospital efficiency. Essentially case-based funding describes hospital work load (the cases treated, using a so-called ‘bundled’ method known as Diagnosis Related Groups or DRGs), and adopts a standard pricing framework that provides equality in payments across health-care providers for services of the same kind. DRGs provide a technical means for the management and financing of public and/or private hospital services, and are often linked with social health insurance and government funding mechanisms.
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