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Measuring hospital-wide activity volume for patient safety and infection control: a multi-centre study in Japan

Background In Japan, as in many other countries, several quality and safety assurance measures have been implemented since the 1990's. This has occurred in spite of cost containment efforts. Although government and hospital decision-makers demand comprehensive analysis of these activities at the hospital-wide level, there have been few studies that actually quantify them. ...

The association of the number of comorbidities and complications with length of stay, hospital mortality and LOS high outlier, based on administrative data

Objectives With greater concern for efficient resource allocation and profiling of medical care, a case-mix classification was applied for the per-diem payment system in Japan. Many questions remain, one of which is the role of comorbidity and complication (CC) in grouping logic. We examined the association of the number of CC with the length of hospital stay (LOS) and hospital ...

Practice variation in perioperative antibiotic use in Japan

Objectives. Under the fee-for-service system, the overuse and misuse of perioperative antibiotics have become serious concerns in Japan. The objective of the present study is to investigate practice variations of perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis between and within hospitals, and to identify any opportunities for improvement. Methods. We polled 319 surgeons in six specialties ...