Quotation Schafffhauser-Linzatti, Michaela, Zeileis, Achim, Rauner, Marion. 2009. Effects of the Austrian Performance-Oriented Inpatient Reimbursement System on Treatment Patterns: Illustrated on Cases with Knee-Joint Problems. Central European Journal of Operations Research 17 (3): 293-314.


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This paper analyzes changes in the treatment patterns of inpatients due to the effects of the new Austrian performance-oriented inpatient payment system (LKF-system) introduced in 1997. The primary variables of interest are the inpatientsÂ’ length of stay (LOS) and the associated reimbursement points (LKF-points). We applied regression models to investigate treatment patterns of inpatients with knee-joint problems in Austria between 2002 and 2006. For both non-surgical and surgical groups, the number of cases increased. We revealed the Federal State-specific reimbursement features together with Federal State-specific Big Ticket technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the age of the inpatients as the main influencing factors on average LOS and average LKF-points. The average LOS decreased for surgical groups and also resulted in a decline in the average LKF-points from 2002 to 2006, while for the non-surgical group both average LOS and average LKF-points slightly decreased from 2003 to 2006.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Central European Journal of Operations Research
Citation Index SCI
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-C, VW-D
Language English
Title Effects of the Austrian Performance-Oriented Inpatient Reimbursement System on Treatment Patterns: Illustrated on Cases with Knee-Joint Problems
Volume 17
Number 3
Year 2009
Page from 293
Page to 314
URL http://statmath.wu.ac.at/~zeileis/papers/SchaffhauserLinzatti+Zeileis+Rauner-2009.pdf

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Zeileis, Achim (Former researcher)
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Rauner, Marion
Schafffhauser-Linzatti, Michaela
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Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
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