Assessment of appropriateness of hospitalizations in Ukraine: analytical framework, method, and findings

Olena Doroshenko, Feng Zhao, Valery N. Lekhan, Lilia V. Kriachkova & Alona Goroshko
Objectives: This article reviews the applicability of a customized version of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP) to evaluate the magnitude of inappropriate hospitalizations in two regions of Ukraine. Data and methods: The original AEP was modified to develop a customized tool, which included criteria for the appropriateness of hospitalization and duration of inpatient stay. The customization of the tool followed the Delphi procedure. We randomly selected 381 medical records to test the feasibility and reliability...
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