Benchmark Assignment: Case 2-33
Using data from Case Study 2-33, create a 1,050- to 1,400-word report answering questions one through five on p. 121.
· 1 The top 20 MS-DRGs by number of discharges
· 2. The top 10 MS-DRGs by patient days
· 3. The highest 5 MS-DRGs by ALOS
· 4. What state is the most efficient, based on ALOS?
· 5. What state is the most efficient, based on cost-of-stay average charge?
Include the following:
o Analyze how MEDPAR could be used to affect decision-making to improve financial performance,health outcomes, and operational efficiency in a hospital.
o Analyze the additional data needed to conduct a thorough analysis of financial performance, health outcomes, and operational efficiency in a hospital.
o What you need and why
o Choose one of the additional data types described in the previous bullet, and evaluate how that data type will affect your overall analysis.
o Evaluate a data source for the additional data type you have identified above. Address its currency,value, and relevance.
Include a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references.
Format your references according to APA guidelines.