An in-depth understanding of the economic problems confronting trauma centers is essential for their continued development and to address impending changes of health care reform.
A comprehensive financial and demographic survey was sent to 839 hospitals identified as potential trauma centers.
A total of 313 surveys from 48 states were returned.
Extensive information was collected in several areas including financial status (58% reported serious financial problems and 36% reported minor financial problems ; 68% reported a financial loss), cost containment and management strategies, marketing, « halo » effect (53% reported positive effect), operational impacts, physician support (47% reported problems), malpractice (92% reported no special problem), role of auto insurance reimbursement, and access to rehabilitation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Economie santé, Traumatologie, Hôpital, Analyse économique, Assurance maladie, Financement, Statut économique, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, Health economy, Traumatology, Hospital, Economic analysis, Health insurance, Financing, Economic status, North America, America, Health system
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0710347
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 09/06/1995.