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A Study on Characteristics of Medical Expenses and the Hospitalization Period of Hospitalized Patients Using Diem Payment System at Convalescent Hospitals

요양병원 일당정액제 입원환자의 입원일수 및 진료비 특성에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2016.07.19
  • Accepted : 2016.08.11
  • Published : 2016.08.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to provide basic data to evaluate the appropriateness of convalescent hospitalization treatment by investigating the number of hospitalization days and the total treatment expenses of a total of 44,037 monthly billing statements requested from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service. Evaluated data consisted of medical care expenses of patients of the diem payment system hospitalized at convalescent hospitals in Daejeon, Chungnam, Chungbuk and Sejong from January through December of 2014. According to the analysis result of the general characteristics of the study objects and the canonical correlation analysis of the top 15 main diagnosis names, 7 canonical functions have been deducted. Among them, six canonical functions were shown to be statistically significant (p<0.001), and canonical function 1 had a chi-squared value of 5955.49 and 98 degrees of freedom at p<0.001 level. Overall, the results indicated that if health and welfare service in the regional society is magnified, social hospitalization can be reduced.

Keywords

Appropriateness scheme;Convalescent hospitals;Length of hospitalization;Total treatment expenses

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