Unintended Consequences of Hospital Payment: The Case of Swiss Diagnosis Related Groups

Philippe Widmer; Peter Zweifel

Volume 1, Issue 4 , November 2016, , Pages 105-113


  Background: In 2012, Switzerland changed from retrospective to prospective hospital payment based on diagnosis related groups (DRGs), following the example of the United States, Australia, and Germany. As in these countries, the objective of this transition was to motivate hospitals to improve efficiency ...  Read More