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Trade-offs involved with market competition, overall costs to payers and consumers, and quality of care have not been well defined. Less competition within any given market may enable provider-driven increases in charges.
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Name: JAMA surgery
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) were established as part of the Affordable Care Act to reduce costs, improve the patient experience, and increase the quality of care. While previous studies have...
Objective To determine patient, hospital, and clinical characteristics associated with the length of stay (LOS), total hospital charges, and total hospital costs in cystic fibrosis (CF). Methods Hospi...
Hospital acquired infections account for high mortality rates and hospital costs. We analyzed pediatric data from a tertiary teaching hospital and found that most of cases occurred in the intensive ca...
Stability of the membrane-bound and purified H+-translocating NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase, Complex I, was studied. The loss of the enzyme activity is strongly increased by alkaline pH and dilution ...
In most emergency departments (EDs), few patients account for a relatively high number of ED visits. To improve the management of these patients, the university hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, impl...
The objective is to measure the adjusted association between preoperative anemia and total hospital costs. We hypothesize that patients with anemia before surgery will have higher hospital...
The objective of this prospective, observational study is to determine the association between the composition of the gut microbiota and the severity and persistence of Complex Regional Pa...
The aim of the study is to describe the nutritional status among elderly patients admitted to hospital and to analyze the association with mortality and the costs of health care consumptio...
Aims and Hypotheses: This randomised placebo controlled study will test the hypothesis that Recombinant Activated Factor VII (rVIIa) will improve haemostasis after an inadequate response ...
The current Dutch CBO guideline treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I (CRPS-1) is very disappointing with chronification, disability and subsequent high medical costs and pers...
The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).
The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.
A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
Antilipemic agent with high ophthalmic toxicity. According to Merck Index, 11th ed, the compound was withdrawn from the market in 1962 because of its association with the formation of irreversible cataracts.