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  1. Federal and nationwide intensive care units and healthcare costs : 1986-1992.

    Article - En anglais


    To establish Department of Veterans Affairs'intensive care unit (ICU) costs from a database and to use this information to validate the Russell equation, the most commonly used method of calculating ICU costs.

    To compare and trend Department of Veterans Affairs'and nationwide (USA) ICU and healthcare costs.


    Comparison study.


    Database analysis of Department of Veterans Affairs'and nationwide ICUs over a 6-yr period (1986-1992), with biennial evaluations.

    Main Measures 

    Costs and bed occupancies of Department of Veterans Affairs'and nationwide hospitals and ICUs, as well as United States national health expenditures and gross domestic product.


    Fifty percent of Department of Veterans Affairs'ICU funds were used for nurse and physician salaries.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Unité soin intensif, Organisation santé, Système santé, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Dépense, Financement, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care unit, Public health organization, Health system, Cost analysis, Health economy, Expenditure, Financing, United States, North America, America

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

    Cote : 95-0128023

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 09/06/1995.