Comparison of patient costs in internal medicine and anaesthesiology intensive care units in a tertiary university hospital Bir Üniversite Hastanesi İç Hastalıkları ve anesteziyoloji yoğun bakım ünitelerinde hasta maliyetlerinin karşılaştırılması

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Kara I., Yildirim F., Basak D. Y. , Kucuk H., TÜRKOĞLU M. , Aygencel G. , ...Daha Fazla

Turk Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Dernegi Dergisi, cilt.43, ss.142-148, 2015 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/tjar.2015.81994
  • Dergi Adı: Turk Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Dernegi Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.142-148


© 2015 by Turkish Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Society.Objective: The allocation of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to health is limited, therefore it has made a need for professional management of health business. Hospital managers as well as employees are required to have sufficient knowledge about the hospital costs. Hospital facilities like intensive care units that require specialization and advanced technology have an important part in costs. For this purpose, cost analysis studies should be done in the general health business and special units separately. Methods: In this study we aimed to compare the costs of anaesthesiology and internal medicine intensive care units (ICU) roughly. Results: After approval of this study by Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Ethics Committee, the costs of 855 patients that were hospitalized, examined and treated for at least 24 hours in internal medicine and anaesthesiology ICUs between January 2012-August 2013 (20 months period) were taken and analyzed from chief staff of the Department of Information Technology, Gazi University Hospital. Conclusion: At the end of the study, we observed clear differences between internal medicine and anaesthesiology ICUs arising from transactions and patient characteristics of units. We stated that these differences should be considered by Social Security Institution (SSI) for the reimbursement of the services. Further, we revealed that SSI payments do not meet the intensive care expenditure.