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Table 1 Study population: number of patients, physicians, hospitals and percentage of excluded cases per DRG 1999, 2000, 2001

From: Does managed care make a difference? Physicians' length of stay decisions under managed and non-managed care

DRG Diagnosis/ Procedure number of discharges 1999 2000 2001 number of physicians 1999 2000 2001 number of hospitals 1999 2000 2001 % cases excluded 1999 2000 2001
88 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 38,424 36,478 34,400 9,125 8,779 8,476 237 234 228 0.86 3.46 2.62
127 Congestive Heart Failure 62,682 62,599 59,763 11,282 11,285 11,048 233 234 229 3.21 3.72 3.00
209 Hip replacement 28,426 29,827 32,016 1,267 1,238 1,240 210 207 204 2.58 3.04 3.13
358 Hysterectomy with complications 8,408 8,412 8,137 2,236 2,154 2,104 215 208 207 1.87 3.41 3.58
359 Hysterectomy without complications 21,962 22,926 22,604 2,630 2,608 2,520 216 215 212 2.46 2.09 1.78
370 Cesarean section with complications 11,731 12,125 11,955 2,217 2,240 2,183 164 161 159 2.61 2.54 2.42
371 Cesarean section without complications 39,844 42,980 42,769 2,602 2,654 2,571 163 161 159 1.31 1.25 1.22