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Comparative assessment of patient care expenses among intensive care units of a tertiary care teaching hospital using cost block method

Kanakavalli Kundury, H.K. Mamatha, Divya Rao

Keywords : Cost block, costing of intensive care services, ICU, patient care expenses

Citation Information : Kundury K, Mamatha H, Rao D. Comparative assessment of patient care expenses among intensive care units of a tertiary care teaching hospital using cost block method. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (2):85-88.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_276_16

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-02-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: Intensive care services of a hospital are found to consume major chunk of hospital resources as well draining the savings of patients. Implementing proper control measures facilitates effective functioning of critical care services. Aim: Identify various costs involved in operating Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU); also find out the running cost of the same. Methodology: Retrospective data was collected for 12 months period and prospectively through informal interactions with staff. Results: Construction and estate costs of the respective ICU\'s were found to be high, followed by laboratory charges. Running cost of RICU was found to be more than SICU. Conclusion: Costing of intensive care service is essential for controlled operations and to provide efficient patient care.


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