Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150495
Authors: 
Grašič, Katja
Mason, Anne R.
Street, Andrew
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] Health Economics Review [ISSN:] 2191-1991 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 15 [Pages:] 1-10
Abstract: 
Prospective payment arrangements are now the main form of hospital funding in most developed countries. An essential component of such arrangements is the classification system used to differentiate patients according to their expected resource requirements. In this article we describe the evolution and structure of Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs) in England and the way in which costs are calculated for patients allocated to each HRG. We then describe how payments are made, how policy has evolved to incentivise improvements in quality, and how prospective payment is being applied outside hospital settings.
Subjects: 
Diagnosis-related groups
Healthcare resource groups
Prospective payment system
Reimbursement mechanisms
Benchmarking
England
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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