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By Michael Kennedy

This creation to the historical past of drugs starts with the evolution of infectious ailments on the finish of the final ice age. It describes the foundation of technological know-how and drugs in old civilizations, together with China and India. the 1st 3rd of the e-book covers the early interval that's thought of the "classical" background of medication. the rest describes the evolution of recent drugs and surgical procedure as much as the current. the ultimate bankruptcy is a heritage of scientific economics and explains the starting place of medical health insurance, HMOs and scientific malpractice court cases, topics defined nowhere else within the clinical college curriculum.

There is a forty web page index and over 550 footnotes, such a lot of them references to the unique articles defined within the textual content. A bibliography of crucial assets can also be integrated.

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1987) For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Hospitals: The Effect of the Profit Motive on the Management of Operations. Financial Accountability & Management 3(3): 283–306. Chilingerian, Jon (1987). The Strategy of Executive Influence: An Analysis of the Attention Structure of the Hospital Chief Executive. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Cambridge, MA: MIT. Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2010 31 Origins of DRGs in the United States Chilingerian, Jon A. and Sherman, H. David (2004).

And Sherman, H. D. (1987) For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Hospitals: The Effect of the Profit Motive on the Management of Operations. Financial Accountability & Management 3(3): 283–306. Chilingerian, Jon (1987). The Strategy of Executive Influence: An Analysis of the Attention Structure of the Hospital Chief Executive. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Cambridge, MA: MIT. Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2010 31 Origins of DRGs in the United States Chilingerian, Jon A. and Sherman, H.

One might argue that a simpler approach based on gross revenue adjusted by DRG could have worked as well. Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2010 28 Jon Chilingerian 3. Casemix lacks a precise definition and could include illness severity, major organ failure, mortality, diagnostic uncertainty, obstacles to treatment such as obesity, age, health status, or socio-economic factors. 4. The original research aggregated 10,000 illnesses into 383 diagnostic categories. 5. In March 2003 there were approximately 527 DRG categories, however nineteen were declared obsolete.

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