A preliminary study was performed to calculate the cost of intensive therapy on an individual patient basis.
The fixed (equipment, supporting services and land opportunity), semi-fixed (staff) and marginal (treatment) costs of 20 critically ill patients were calculated individually.
The results show that there is wide variation in intensive therapy costs.
The average daily cost for a spontaneously breathing patient was £399 (95% confidence intervals £388-£460) while that for a ventilated patient was £726 (£656-£795).
Mots-clés Pascal : Unité soin intensif, Soin intensif, Coût, Personnel sanitaire, Equipement, Traitement, Réanimation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care unit, Intensive care, Costs, Health staff, Equipment, Treatment, Resuscitation, Human
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Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.