HPR Technical Report - Overview of the 1998 Hospital Performance Report

The report presents measures for fifteen selected Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) using:

In-hospital mortality is identified in the patient discharge record as a discharge status of "20". Length of stay is calculated by subtracting the discharge date from the admit date. Hospital charge is the patient total charge excluding professional fees.

In addition, summaries by DRG are provided by three levels for each of the three "wide-area" regional reports: