MedisGroups

MedisGroups

 [med´is-gro̳ps″]
[Medical Illness Severity Grouping System] a patient classification system based on key clinical findings from evidence in the patient record; it can be used as a tool for quality assurance.

MedisGroups

Medical illness severity grouping system. A system for classifying patients admitted to a hospital, based on severity of disease.

MedisGroups

Medical illness severity grouping system A system for classifying Pts admitted to a hospital, based on disease severity. See Kiss of death test. Cf DRGs, High mortality outlier.
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Pennsylvania mandates that medical records of all inpatients be abstracted by the MedisGroups methodology.
The Ability of MedisGroups and Its Clinical Variables to Predict Cost and In-Hospital Death.
MedisGroups is a cornerstone of Project HealthVision, Blue Cross and Blue Shield's unique approach to managing health care through the power of information.
Finally, MedisGroups physiologic scores were available for this data set.
Admission and Mid-Stay Medisgroups Scores as Predictors of Death Within 30 Days of Hospital Admission.
For example, original MedisGroups severity scores predict Medicare mortality about as well as HCFA UB-82 based models, while original MedisGroups severity scores plus diagnostic information improve predictive power only modestly.
In addition, the medical records for each participant were abstracted by trained abstractors, using a modification of the Medisgroups method, and Medicare data were summarized for the years before and after the hospitalization.
Patient data were augmented with information from the patient's medical record using a modification of the Medisgroups approach (Iezzoni and Moskowitz, 1988).
We had excellent data-reporting systems, both Medisgroups and CFIS.
After abandoning the more costly MedisGroups system, for example, agencies in both Iowa and Colorado selected APR-DRGs to risk-adjust charge and mortality data from acute care hospitals (Iezzoni 1997b).
Of the latter type, the two best known are Computerized Severity Index (CSI) by Health Systems International (HSI) and MedisGroups (MGP) by MediQual.
The 1991 and 1992 MedisGroups National Comparative Data Base (MediQual Inc.