The New Jersey DRG System and Uncompensated Care

Some Empirical Results

Published in: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, v. 62, no. 6, July/Aug. 1986, p. 638-645

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1986

by Jeffrey Wasserman

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This paper describes the population served by the DRG system's uncompensated care provisions in terms of selected demographic characteristics and assesses the extent to which the system improved access to hospital care for the uninsured. Presented as part of a conference on "The All-Payers DRG System: has New Jersey Found an Efficient and Ethical Way to Provide Indigent Care?" held by Seton Hall University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, June 20 and 21, 1985.

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