A code which signifies the patient's classification in the hospitals case mix, derived from the ICD-10-AM diagnostic codes for principal and secondary diagnoses, procedures performed, age, sex and discharge status.
Institutional health care: The development of Australian Refined DRGs has created a descriptive framework for studying hospitalisation. DRGs provide a summary of the varied reasons for hospitalisation and the complexity of cases a hospital treats. Moreover, as a framework for describing the products of a hospital (that is, patients receiving services), they allow meaningful comparisons of hospitals' efficiency and effectiveness under alternative systems of health care provision.
Valid DRG codes from the current version of the Australian Refined DRG Classification.
ARDRG Definitions Manual Version 4.1 Volume I, II, and III. Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care, 3M Health Information Systems.
DRGs received from facilities are re-calculated from the related data items at the Data Services Unit.
As part of QHAPDC processing of inpatient data by the Data Services Unit (DSU), DRGs are re-calculated from the related data items and any discrepancies with the facility calculated items are queried.
The AR-DRGs are a patient classification scheme consisting of classes of patients who are similar clinically and in terms of their consumption of hospital resources.
Implementation in Metadata Sets
Diagnosis related group; DRG; ICD-10-AM codes