Accelerated surgical stay programs : a mechanism to reduce health care costs.
Objective To increase cost-efficiency while maintaining the standard of medical care, an accelerated surgical stay program for patients having breast surgery was instituted.
Summary Background Data In the past 20 years, annual health care costs have soared and now comprise 12.2% of the United States gross national product.
The annual inflation rate of almost 11% has prompted third-party payers to scrutinize hospital costs as hospitals now consume 38% of health care costs.
Methods A multidisciplinary task force was formed to analyze and reduce lengths of stay for breast surgeries and to standardize clinical protocols to address ensuing issues.
Results After 1 year, this prospective study found a 39% decrease in average length of stay and a 22% increase in patient volume.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Homme, Femelle, Glande mammaire pathologie, Traitement, Temps séjour, Hôpital, Economie santé, Coût, Programme sanitaire, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Appareil génital pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Human, Female, Mammary gland diseases, Treatment, Residence time, Hospital, Health economy, Costs, Sanitary program, Female genital diseases, Genital diseases
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Cote : 94-0356430
Code Inist : 002B25K. Création : 199406.