[Effect of DPC based payment and its future].

Nippon Geka Gakkai zasshi

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Matsuda S. [Effect of DPC based payment and its future]. Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi. 2005;106(10):633-6.
Since 2003, the DPC based bundle type payment scheme has been applied for the acute care hospitals, including the special function hospitals. The DPC scientific committee under the Central Social Insurance Medical Council has examined the change in hospital services after the introduction of DPC based payment. It has been observed the reduction of ALOS, resource uses such as laboratory test radiological examination, drugs and supplies. The under treatment due to strong incentive for cost containment has not been observed up to now.