Financial impact of accurate discharge coding in a liaison psychiatry service.
AffiliationRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Education and Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychiatric Department, Hospital
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CitationFinancial impact of accurate discharge coding in a liaison psychiatry service. 2012, 73 (6):476-8 J Psychosom Res
JournalJournal of psychosomatic research
AbstractPrevious research has shown that patients seen by liaison psychiatry services are a complex and expensive patient group and that the psychiatric co-morbidities of hospital inpatients are poorly attested at discharge for assignment to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs). The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of discharge coding in a neuropsychiatry liaison population. We also aimed to establish whether or not, had the correct diagnosis been assigned, additional funding would have been allocated to the hospital.
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