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Discharge planning and diagnosis-related groups in military hospitals: key issues and essential elements



Discharge planning and diagnosis-related groups in military hospitals: key issues and essential elements



Military Medicine 158(9): 591-594



As pressures for cost containment in health care continue to mount, military hospitals will inevitably be affected. Cost-containment strategies used in civilian hospitals such as diagnosis-related groups will continue to be implemented in military health care facilities. Effective discharge planning is essential for dealing successfully with pressures for cost containment. Key elements in an effective discharge planning program are discussed.

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