Methods to Reimbursement Rates for Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG): A Comparison of Nine European Countries

Health Care Management Science, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 215-224, 2006

Posted: 26 Mar 2010 Last revised: 20 Aug 2010

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Jonas Schreyoegg

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Tom Stargardt

University of Hamburg

Oliver Tiemann

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Reinhard Busse

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

Over the past 20 years, most European countries have introduced DRGs or similar grouping systems as instruments for hospital reimbursement. This paper compares and analyzes the methods used to determine prices for inpatient care within DRGs or similar grouping systems employed in nine EU member states (i.e., Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Tthe Netherlands, Poland, Spain and England). It categorizes the systems of patient classification used in these nine countries and compares them according to the three steps necessary in order to set prices: 1.) definition of a data sample, 2.) use of trimming methods and plausibility checks and 3.) definition of prices. It concludes with a discussion on the typical development path of DRG systems and the role of additional reimbursement components in this context.

Suggested Citation

Schreyoegg, Jonas and Stargardt, Tom and Tiemann, Oliver and Busse, Reinhard, Methods to Reimbursement Rates for Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG): A Comparison of Nine European Countries (2006). Health Care Management Science, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 215-224, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1574167

Jonas Schreyoegg (Contact Author)

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Von-Melle-Park 5
Hamburg, 20146
Germany

Tom Stargardt

University of Hamburg ( email )

Hamburg Center for Health Economics
Esplanade 36
Hamburg, 20354
Germany

Oliver Tiemann

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Von-Melle-Park 5
Hamburg, 20146
Germany

Reinhard Busse

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) ( email )

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Juni 135
Berlin, 10623
Germany

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