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
costing of intensive care services, ICU, patient care expenses,Cost block
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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.
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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