Examination of variation in hospital pathology investigations by Diagnosis – Related Groups and associations with outcomes and costs

Page last updated: 09 February 2017

The project examined the use of Diagnosis-Related Group and International Classification of Disease codes to identify profiles of pathology requesting and compare performance across hospital and clinician levels. The project produced a detailed analysis of hospital performance using data from six participating hospitals serviced by a single pathology service; to assess pathology test utilisation volume and rates per patient admission, per patient day and per clinician, which incorporated measures of economic performance, cost effectiveness and the impact on patient care.

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