Published in Cancer Weekly, August 8th, 2006
According to recent research from Germany, "In Germany a new case mix-related reimbursement system with 'diagnosis related groups' (DRGs) for inpatient treatment was started in 2003. The first German system G-DRG 1.0 was developed on the basis of the Australian AR-DRG version 4.1."
"German inpatient treatment in radiation oncology was not specifically represented in this system due to the very different health care systems," explained S. Glocker and colleagues, University of Tubingen. "As the DRG system was planned as a pricing system with severe effects on the funding of...
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