All Patient Refined-DRG (APR-DRG) in Geriatria: Un possibile strumento per caratterizzare l'anziano fragile

Translated title of the contribution: All Patient Refined-DRG (APR-DRG) in geriatrics: A useful tool to identify the frail elderly

A. Greco, L. P. D'Ambrosio, C. Scarcelli, O. Pennelli, A. Pilotto

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Abstract

DRG classification system failed to describe properly the impact of severity and comorbidity over the resource consumption in elderly patients discharged from acute hospitals. Aim of our study was to evaluate the role of new patient classification system that is refined for clinical severity the APR-DRG system as a tool to evaluate the case mix of the elderly acute inpatients. APR-DRG system was able to show differences in mortality, severity and comorbidity when young adults and elderly patients were compared. Moreover APR-DRG grouper was found able to demonstrate that clinical severity is a better predictor than age of resource consumption and frailty in the elderly patients.

Translated title of the contributionAll Patient Refined-DRG (APR-DRG) in geriatrics: A useful tool to identify the frail elderly
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale di Gerontologia
Volume52
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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