Term: Day Procedure Groups (DPG™)

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Last Updated: 2009-04-09


A classification system for ambulatory care provided in hospitals, most commonly surgical procedures that can be performed without the need for an overnight stay. Patients are assigned a code according to the principal or most significant procedure recorded on the patient abstract. Patients within the same DPG™ category will be similar in terms of resource utilization and clinical episodes. A resource intensity weight (RIW) is assigned to each DPG™ reflecting the average relative resource requirements for the type of procedure.

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  • Shanahan M, Steinbach C, Burchill C, Friesen D, Black C. A Project to Investigate Provincial Expenditures on Health Care to Manitobans: A POPULIS Project. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1997. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)