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Nonparametric frontier model as a tool for exploratory analysis of hospital stays.
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PMID:  11501639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Diagnosis-related groups (DRG) were introduced in 1995 to the Belgian hospital financing system. Trimming rules are generally used when mean length of stay (LOS) is estimated by DRG. This paper proposes the use of frontier models instead of trimming rules. These models allow to take into account the characteristics of the patients, to rank hospital stays, and to indicate stays presenting discrepancy between the patient's characteristics and the resources consumed. The analysis is done with the nonparametric Free Disposal Hull (FDH) model and the method developed by Wilson to detect extreme observations, when defining the frontier is adapted to analyze large databases.
C Beguin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods of information in medicine     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0026-1270     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Inf Med     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-14     Completed Date:  2001-10-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210453     Medline TA:  Methods Inf Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Support Systems, Management*
Efficiency, Organizational / economics,  statistics & numerical data
Financial Management, Hospital / methods*
Length of Stay / economics,  statistics & numerical data*
Models, Econometric
Outliers, DRG / economics,  statistics & numerical data*
Statistics, Nonparametric

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