A prospective study was conducted to compare the total cost of all consumable products used to perform a general endotracheal anesthetic (GETA), a regional anesthetic, and a monitored anesthetic (MAC).
For 1 month, providers completed a survey for each anesthetic rendered identifying type and quantity of consumables used.
The mean cost of each type of anesthetic was identified.
Analysis of variance was conducted using SPSS (version 7.5.1) to compare the mean costs of the three groups.
Of 936 anesthetics performed, 536 surveys were returned (57%). The breakdown by type was GETA, 60% (N=319) ; regional, 35% (N=189) ; and MAC, 5% (N=28).
The mean cost per case type was GETA, $61.74 ; regional, $34.99 ; and MAC, $26.27.
The cost of rendering a GETA was significantly greater (p<0.0005) than that of either regional or MAC.
Clinical practice guidelines were established to address areas in which cost savings could be realized and were provided to all anesthesia practitioners to assist in providing the safest and most cost-effective method of rendering an anesthetic.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anesthésie générale, Anesthésie régionale, Monitorage, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General anesthesia, Regional anesthesia, Monitoring, Cost analysis, Health economy, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0240371
Code Inist : 002B27A06. Création : 16/11/1999.