Hospitals' Diversity of Diagnosis Groups and Associated Costs of Care (Pediatrics).
Hospitals treating patients with greater diagnosis diversity may have higher fixed and overhead costs. We assessed the relationship between hospitals diagnosis diversity and cost per hospitalization for children. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 1 654 869 all-condition hospitalizations for children ages 0 to 21 years from 2816 hospitals in the Kids’ Inpatient Database
CONCLUSIONS: Greater diagnosis diversity was associated with increased cost per
hospitalization and should be considered when assessing associated costs of
inpatient care for pediatric patients.
Quelle: Pediatrics, 24.02.2021