The effects of diagnosis related groups (DRGs) on hospital nutrition services in Arizona

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Title:
The effects of diagnosis related groups (DRGs) on hospital nutrition services in Arizona
Author:
Beyerlein, Fred M.
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A mail questionnaire surveyed Arizona hospital dietary departments to reveal the most frequently initiated changes in dietary practice since the implementation of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs). The most frequently initiated change was remodeling the service/cafeteria areas to increase consumer appeal and subsequent sales. Fee-for-service nutrition was the tenth most frequently initiated change. Non-subsidized employee feeding was the second least frequently initiated change since DRGs. Hospital size was found to correlate significantly (alpha ≥ 05) with innovative management, development of DRG avenues of recovery, purchase of computers, development of clearly defined treatment plans, utilization of time studies and staffing, and the implementation of corporate wellness programs. Only a few hospitals have determined costs for DRG dietary treatments, or know standard length of stay for each DRG. The number of dietitians documenting services and patient outcome must increase or their cost effectiveness may never be known.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Diagnosis related groups -- Arizona.; Hospitals -- Food service -- Arizona.; Food service management -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nutrition and Food Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sheehan, Edward T.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe effects of diagnosis related groups (DRGs) on hospital nutrition services in Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorBeyerlein, Fred M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBeyerlein, Fred M.en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA mail questionnaire surveyed Arizona hospital dietary departments to reveal the most frequently initiated changes in dietary practice since the implementation of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs). The most frequently initiated change was remodeling the service/cafeteria areas to increase consumer appeal and subsequent sales. Fee-for-service nutrition was the tenth most frequently initiated change. Non-subsidized employee feeding was the second least frequently initiated change since DRGs. Hospital size was found to correlate significantly (alpha ≥ 05) with innovative management, development of DRG avenues of recovery, purchase of computers, development of clearly defined treatment plans, utilization of time studies and staffing, and the implementation of corporate wellness programs. Only a few hospitals have determined costs for DRG dietary treatments, or know standard length of stay for each DRG. The number of dietitians documenting services and patient outcome must increase or their cost effectiveness may never be known.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDiagnosis related groups -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHospitals -- Food service -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectFood service management -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNutrition and Food Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSheehan, Edward T.en_US
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dc.identifier.oclc20458377en_US
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