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  1. Pediatric trauma care is cost effective : a comparison of pediatric and adult trauma care reimbursement.

    Article - En anglais

    Trauma causes staggering losses: in 1987, Hermann Hospital lost $8 million to uncompensated trauma care.

    To demonstrate the survivability of pediatric trauma care delivery we examined reimbursement profiles for adult and pediatric trauma patients.

    We retrospectively reviewed the records of 3445 patients with serious trauma from October 1987 through March 1992.

    The group was divided into adult (>=17 years) and pediatric patients (<17 years).

    We compared reimbursement profiles based on hospital costs generated, reimbursement, financial class, demographics, discharge diagnostic codes, and outcome.

    Significance was assessed by t test and Chi-square.

    We found a decreased length of stay (LOS) and a lower association with under-reimbursement or zero reimbursement in pediatric patients.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Adulte, Homme, Enfant, Traitement, Coût, Hôpital, Etude comparative, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Analyse coût efficacité

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Adult, Human, Child, Treatment, Costs, Hospital, Comparative study, United States, North America, America, Cost efficiency analysis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0445341

    Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 199406.