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[Application of the "homogeneous disease groups" patient classification system in hospital care analysis]

BELICZA Éva1, BOJÁN Ferenc1

JUNE 30, 1993

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1993;3(06)

[In our previous communication, we described the principles and basic concepts of a patient classification system based on the formation of "homogeneous disease clusters (HBCs)", which allows a multifaceted analysis of hospital activity (1). In the same paper, we also reported our first methodological experience with the application of the HBCs classification system for the analysis of length of stay and hospital performance. In our next paper, we described the methodological possibilities offered by the HBCs patient classification system for retrospective and prospective analysis of the relationship between hospital performance and hospital budgets and for the design of performance-based internal financing (2). In this paper, we demonstrate how the HBCs patient classification system offers additional complex analytical possibilities for hospital management in terms of inpatient flow and inpatient performance by studying acute inpatient care in the clinics of a medical university and the wards of a county hospital. ]

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