Accession Number : ADA209793


Title :   A Study to Develop a Methodology to Enable Direct Cost UCA (Uniform Chart of Accounts) Data to Be Expressed in Terms of Cost per Admission for Specific Diagnosis Related Groups


Descriptive Note : Study rept. Jul 1984-Jul 1985


Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION


Personal Author(s) : Drury, David K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a209793.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : This study was conducted to develop a methodology to enable direct cost Uniform Chart of Accounts (UCA) data to be expressed in terms of cost per disposition for specific Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG). Cost data were collected and compared under both accounting systems for completeness. The author concluded that the methodology for calculating average costs per DRG at military hospitals, using UCA supplied cost figures for each service and the HCFA DRG weights, is both practical and workable. Keywords: Obstetrics, Orthopedics.


Descriptors :   *CLASSIFICATION , *ADMITTANCE , *PATIENTS , *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , *COST ANALYSIS , *ACCOUNTING , OBSTETRICS , HOSPITALS , COSTS , ORTHOPEDICS , CHARTS , MILITARY FACILITIES , METHODOLOGY


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE