The cost of intensive care : a comparison on one unit between 1988 and 1991.
To assess the changes in cost of intensive care in one unit after a 3 year period and to evaluate the relative costs of an integrated high dependency unit.
Combined retrospective and prospective audit of all expenditure incurred in an intensive care/high dependency unit over two periods : April 1988-Feburary 1989 and January-July 1991.
Selling : Combined 13-bedded intensive care/high dependency unit of a central London teaching hospital.
Resulls : The overall cost rose by 50%. Hidden costs such as infrastructure maintenance, capital assets, pathology and radiology services accounted for nearly a quarter of total expenditure.
Pharmacy and supplies each accounted for some 10% of total expenditure whereas staff costs exceeded 50%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Unité soin intensif, Coût exploitation, Economie santé, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Service hospitalier, Etude longitudinale, Evolution
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care unit, Operating cost, Health economy, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Hospital ward, Follow up study, Evolution
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0042828
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 09/06/1995.