30th PCSI Conference

Publication Date: 20 November 2013
Start Date/Time:
20 October 2014 Download ICS File
End Date/Time:
23 October 2014

Patient Classification System International

After many discussions about the value of a collaborative association, including meetings in Paris in 1984 and Dublin in 1986, Patient Classifications Systems Europe (PCSE) was initially founded in 1987 in Lisbon. The organization created a network of researchers and users of the case mix concept from health administration, government agencies, and academia. From an initial focus on Diagnosis Related Group (DRGs), the association’s goals have expanded to include a broader interest in clustering and grouping techniques of clinical and administrative data for health care management and financing. The association has stimulated the use and refinement of the science of "grouping patients" within different levels of the health system.

Expansion of the organization throughout the world brought a name change from PCSE to Patient Classification Systems International (PCSI). It is the only worldwide organization addressing case-mix issues. In the last years the annual international conference has brought together a growing number of active participants from all over the world. From a group of six "idealists" from Western Europe and the United States, the organization has now grown to hundreds of members from 5 continents. The organization puts on one annual conference and offers educational opportunities through our summer and winter School programs. PCSI is governed by an elected Executive Committee.

To learn more about PCSI, please visit: http://www.pcsinternational.org

The 30th PCSI Conference

PCSI hosts an annual conference attended by 250 to 300 members from academia, health ministries, non-government organizations and hospitals. PCSI also offers two annual week-long educational courses to members on the topics of case-mix classifications and applications.

The annual conference is held in a different country each year, and organized jointly between PCSI and a local organization (a government or other organization involved in healthcare and case-mix).


The next PCSI conference will be held in Doha, Qatar from 20 to 23 of October 2013. The theme of the PCSI 2014 conference will be "Patient Information for Better Choice"; subthemes to be announced shortly. Please book your calendar for the event which will take place in the stylish environs of the Hilton Hotel Doha, located on the cooling shores of the Arabian Gulf.

The PCSI 2014 will be the first PCSI Conference to be held in the Middle East Region. It presents a unique opportunity to learn more about this fast growing and complex region, engage in networking and participate in several social activities. In keeping with tradition, the 30th PCSI Conference, will gather the work and experience of worldwide experts in case-mix and wider areas of healthcare provision, with a strong presence from the region.

To submit an abstract, please visit : www.pcsinternational.org
To register for the conference, please visit : www.pcsi2014.qa

Key note speakers


HE Dr. Siniša Varga
Minister of Health, Republic of Croatia


Professor Elias Mossialos
London School of Economics, UK


Professor Dr. med. Reinhard Busse
Berlin University of Technology, Germany


Julian Pettengill
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, USA


Mr. Ibrahim Muhanna
Muhanna Foundation, Lebanon

Event Details

Theme: Patient Information for Better Choice
When: 20 – 23 October 2014
Where: Hilton Hotel - Doha, Qatar
Website: www.pcsi2014.qa
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 20 September, 2014
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 August, 2014

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