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Determinants of hospital costs and performance variation

Methods, models and variables for the EuroDRG project

Street, Andrew; Scheller-Kreinsen, David; Geissler, Alexander; Busse, Reinhard; Busse, Reinhard (Editor); Gaskins, Matthew (Editor)

Working papers in health policy and management

Empirical studies of variation in hospital costs fall into two camps: those based on analysis of the costs of individual patients and those – the vast majority – that analyse costs reported at the hospital level. In this review, we consider how patient-level and hospital-level data are related and outline approaches to analyzing them. The second part of the review considers general specification choices and methods of efficiency analysis. Moreover, we specify a model to be used in the empirical analyses of the EuroDRG project.
Published by Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, ISBN 978-3-7983-2124-3 ISSN 1869-6287