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Diagnosis-Related Groups

"Diagnosis-Related Groups" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Diagnosis-Related Groups" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Diagnosis-Related Groups" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 227 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 1998
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