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Table 1 Definition, design, and variables used to assess financial value of each selected indicator

From: A turnaround strategy: improving equity in order to achieve quality of care and financial sustainability in Italy

Indicator Definition Design Method used to assess financial value
Hospitalization rate Number of hospital admissions for HF/Number of residents * 100,000 Cross-section DRG tariffs
30-day readmission Unplanned rehospitalisation occurring for any cause within 30 days of discharge for HF Cohort DRG tariffs
Utilization of Beta-blockers Average consumption of beta blockers within one year after discharge for HF Cohort Price of beta-blockers
Utilization of ACE inhibitors and sartans Average consumption of ACE inhibitors and sartans within one year after discharge for HF Cohort Price of ACE inhibitors and sartans
Cardiology visits Average number of cardiology visits within one year after discharge for HF Cohort Cardiology visit tariffs