Variation in hospital pathology investigations

Variation in hospital pathology investigations

Author: Vecellio E, Li L, Xiong J, Georgiou A, Eigenstetter A, Gibson-Roy C, Cobain T, Golding M, Wilson R, Lindeman R, Westbrook JI

Resource Type: Reports and Monographs

Examination of variation in hospital pathology investigations by Diagnosis-Related Groups and associations with outcomes and costs

This project produced a detailed analysis of the variation in pathology test utilisation using Diagnosis-Related Groups across six hospitals serviced by a single pathology service based in Sydney, NSW. The project examined test utilisation volumes and rates and incorporated measures of performance, effectiveness and patient care.