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Swiss Medical Weekly
In 2018, Switzerland introduced a nationwide case-based prospective remuneration system (TARPSY), with decreasing daily rates for reimbursement of inpatient care in mental health facilities. Initially, there were concerns that declining daily rates could result in early discharges and increased readmission rates. We compared length of stay (LOS) and readmission rates for patients in adult and geriatric psychiatry treatment at four psychiatric hospitals between 2017 (the last year with thedoi:10.4414/smw.2020.20337 pmid:32920796 fatcat:7fztoujtujcmdjwrcuoubdmf4a