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August, 1986, Vol. 109, No. 8
Hospital employment under revised medicare payment schedulesEileen Appelbaum
Cherlyn Skromme Granrose
Associate professor of human resource administration at Temple University, Philadelphia
A preliminary study of the employment effects of medicare payments based on Diagnosis Related Groups suggests that cost-cutting responses by hospitals will result in smaller, more highly skilled staff and a higher proportion of clerical to health care workers.
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