casemix meaning

  "casemix" in a sentence
  A database system for storing information about medical patients, based on classification according to specific predetermined characteristics such as age, severity of illness, diagnosis, etc


  1. Nosologists are usually expert in more than one classification, including morbidity, mortality and casemix.
  2. Casemix is a system that measures hospital performance, aiming to reward initiatives that increase efficiency in hospitals.
  3. The coded data can be grouped further into billing process by hospitals and practices; as the " cost per item " of healthcare is based on the casemix.
  4. After adjustment for casemix, there was no difference between weekends and weekdays ( P = 0 . 87 ) or between night-time and daytime ( P = 0 . 21 ).
  5. In the Netherlands, the casemix system is called a " DBC " ( Dutch : " Diagnosebehandelcombinatie " ), and can be defined as a predefined average care package, which is applied with a fixed price when a specific diagnosis occurs.

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