severity adjustment

severity adjustment

An adjustment process to control for confounding in case mix, aetiology and severity among hospital patient populations: low values occur in groups that are not very ill; high values are seen in groups that are very ill.
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The reasons for that are many, but the reality is that there are many more factors that impact LOS and cost measurements as compared to mortality so because of that mortality seems to respond more significantly to improvement in severity adjustment.
We needed to train all of our doctors," she said, because, like it or not, severity adjustment and the total cost of care is assessed by the diagnoses that go on the claims form.
Second, we will determine whether any severity adjustment tool beyond the typical comorbidity model could explain differences in LOS, readmission, or death at children's hospitals.
In 2006, CMS will begin the process of moving to more complete severity adjustment by adding 20 new groups to the current DRG system.
The second major step -- severity adjustment -- must now be accomplished.
Formations in Health Care analysts plan to use the database to develop a severity adjustment model.
Based in Orlando, Florida, MEDai has solutions that include severity adjustment (determining the severity of a disease and its affect on the patient's outcome through the analysis of relevant data), benchmarking and evidence-based care processes.
Our study adjusts RN staffing ratios in Pennsylvania hospitals from 1994 to 2001 using two different ad hoc patient turnover adjustments and a severity adjustment.
That's where it will all come together--information systems, technology, staffing, work processes, best practice identification, unnecessary variation reduction, documentation and severity adjustment.
All Patient Refined--Diagnosis-Related Groups have become one of the most popular commercial systems for severity adjustment using hospital discharge data.
An analysis can occur even in the absence of the "Holy Grail" of an adequate severity adjustment system.
These processes provide healthcare providers solutions that incorporate disease focused severity adjustment, benchmarking and evidence-based processes of care to improve outcomes in a hospital-based setting.