Diagnosis-Related Groups in Europe: Towards Efficiency and Quality

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Episodes of care

In the EuroDRG project, we built on the experience of the forerunner project HealthBASKET but widened the methodological approach to ‘episodes of care’ (EoCs), which are no longer standardizing patient characteristics but encompass all patients falling into the definition of the respective EoC. The EoCs are uniformly defined across countries through diagnosis and/or procedure codes and can be understood as ‘meta-DRGs’ which encompass varying numbers of actual DRGs within countries. EoCs were selected in order to represent different medical specialties (internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, etc.) as well as diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures (including the use of innovative technologies).

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), Appendectomy, Breast cancer surgery, Childbirth, Cholecystectomy, Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), Inguinal hernia surgery, Hip replacement, Knee replacement,Stroke

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