Lecture #3: Adjustment of Rates

Lecture #3: Adjustment of Rates - EXAMPLES OF DIRECT AND...

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1 EXAMPLES OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT ADJUSTMENT OF RATES
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2 EXAMPLES OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT ADJUSTMENT OF RATES Example - Trauma Centers in Illinois In the late 1960’s there was a growing awareness that morbidity and mortality from traumatic injury was a public health problem
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3 This culminated in a 1966 National Academy of Science white paper: “Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society” Example - Trauma Centers in Illinois
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4 Example - Trauma Centers in Illinois This report stated that there were needless deaths from trauma because of inadequate emergency response systems and poorly organized systems of care
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5 Leads to the creation of EMS for trauma The white paper made many suggestions to improve the problem Upgrade ambulances Upgrade communications Train Emergency Medical Technicians Establish regional networks of care
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7 Regional Networks of Care Concept is to establish trauma center hospitals with 3 levels of care Level 1– Highest Level 2- Intermediate Level 3- Lowest
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Lecture #3: Adjustment of Rates - EXAMPLES OF DIRECT AND...

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