Chronological change in the national health insurance reimbursement based on the DPC package payment system regarding 131I internal therapy

Masaaki Kunishima, Chiharu Sakaguchi, Tamotsu Kita, Sadahiro Watanabe, Fuzuki Yano, Shigeyoshi Soga, Hiroshi Shinmoto, Shigeru Kosuda

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Abstract

The national health reimbursement in 131I internal therapy for thyroid cancer and Graves' disease has increased by introducing the DPC package payment system. The thyroid cancer administration fee for shield room should be increased because of the strict regulation for 131I internal therapy, expensive equipments, confinement of radiopharmaceutical supply, and low efficiency in admission to shield rooms. In addition, the Graves' disease administration fee for shield room should be introduced since the inpatients undergo the same administration and care as the thyroid cancer in-patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalKakuigaku
Volume45
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Graves' disease
  • Package payment system
  • Reimbursement
  • Thyroid cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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