Case #453

Merge of DRGs 169 and 169O

Added by Kristiina Kahur over 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Status:AcceptedStart date:2016-01-26
Priority:MinorSpent time:-
Assignee:Kristiina Kahur
Target version:Expert Group 2016
Initiator:Finland Target year:2017
MDC:MDC03 Owner / responsible:National organisations
Target Grouper:FIN Old forum status:


DRGs 169 (Mouth procedures w/o cc; Operationer i munhålan, ej komplicerat) and 169O (Mouth procedures, short therapy; Operationer i munhålan, kort vård) have very few cases (both five cases in 2013) and therefore we propose to merge them into one group. Despite the length of stay all cases matching the grouping rules of DRG 169 or 169O will be grouped in DRG 169.
The cost data support the proposal (see appendix 1).

169+169O.docx - Appendix 1 (22.6 KB) Kristiina Kahur, 2016-01-26 21:58


#1 Updated by Anonymous over 5 years ago

  • Target version set to Expert Group 2016
  • Case type set to Minor

#2 Updated by Mats Fernström over 5 years ago

Mats Fernström, NPK, Sweden 2016-02-03
The corresponding Swedish DRGs are C50N and C50O and we do not want to merge these groups. As a basic principle we don’t want to have the same DRG codes (on four digit level) for inpatients and outpatients. Besides, there is quite big difference in costs between C50N and C50O in Sweden.

#3 Updated by Kristiina Kahur over 5 years ago

Finnish National DRG-Centre 2016-2-25

After having the additional analysis we will withdraw this proposal and suggest to close the case.

#4 Updated by Anonymous about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Active to Accepted

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