DRGs and the Idea of a Just Price
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1987 May; 12(2): 155-164.
Ostensibly, the DRG prospective payment system represents a modern effort to legislate an enforceable system of just prices. As a practical matter, however, justice is conflated with mere familiarity, and the real goal of DRGs has always been cost containment. Abstract and concrete discussions of the computation of DRG payment schedules illustrate their actual operation.
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