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French decree acts as basis for DRG (diagnosis-related group) system

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The French health ministry has published a decree concerning how fees payable to hospitals will be assessed for treating given patient groups according to the conditions of the patients. The 45-page decree, which appeared in the Journal officiel of February 16, provides the basis for the new diagnosis-related group (DRG) system, known in France as the GHS (standard stay groups) for general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and dentistry.





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