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Table 4 Variation in length of stay for managed and non-managed care groups for each DRG

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

DRG Diagnosis/
Procedure
variation
managed
care group
1999
2000 2001 variation
non-managed
care group
1999
2000 2001 difference
between
managed and
non-managed
care groups
1999
2000 2001
88 Chronic
Obstructive
Pulmonary
Disease
14.4 9.52 9.27 17.1 10.5 10.9 -2.7** -0.98** -1.63**
127 Congestive
Heart Failure
11.9 11.2 11.2 14.1 13.0 13.8 -2.2** -1.80** -2.65**
209 Hip replacement 4.91 4.59 4.04 6.67 5.72 4.95 -1.8** -1.13** -0.91**
358 Hysterectomy
with
complications
3.27 2.28 2.32 4.18 2.71 2.72 -0.9** -0.43** -0.40**
359 Hysterectomy
without
complications
0.89 0.83 0.84 0.90 0.88 0.86 -0.01 -0.05 -0.02
370 Cesarean
section with
complications
3.38 2.93 3.39 3.84 3.61 3.55 -0.46* -0.68** -0.16
371 Cesarean
section
without
complications
0.80 0.77 0.74 0.83 0.82 0.81 -0.03 -0.05** -0.07**
  1. *p < 0.05 ** p < 0.001