DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2016.03.004
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Jesús Manuel Morán López, María Piedra León, Belén Beneítez Moralejo, Fidel Jesús Enciso Izquierdo, Luis Miguel Luengo Pérez, José Antonio Amado Señaris

Abstract: DRM is underdiagnosed in our hospital. DRM and nutritional procedures detection by a doctor specialist in clinical nutrition led to a reduction in cost procedure/DRG index of 16.8% of officially established by the Health System. Loss of 16.8% of health expenses, estimated in 424.785,15 € was described. Proper codification would have justified 343.291,2 € reimbursement just for nutritional diagnoses and processes. Both expenses were lost due to system's inefficiency. Those amounts are much higher than cost asso…

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