The impact of DRGs on social workers in four social work departments located in one Northeast State was assessed by interviews with all social work staff and administrators. The impact of DRGs was determined to be substantial. Implications for social work education and practice are considered.
Merdinger, Joan M.; Garrity, Fredrick J.; and Treichler, Robert L.
"The Impact of DRGs on Social Workers in a University-Affiliated, Teaching Hospital System,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 18
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol18/iss1/9