Hospital costs of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients treated in intensive care; a single centre evaluation using the national tariff-based system.
Bottom Line: This is essential for assessment of cost-effectiveness of interventions necessary to allow just allocation of resources within the National Health Service.Secondarily, we estimated cost effectiveness based on estimates of survival and utility from previous studies to calculate costs per quality adjusted life year (QALY).Cost and length of stay of CPC 1-2 patients was considerably lower than CPC 3-4 patients.
Affiliation: Centre for Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care Research, London, UK.Show MeSH
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Mentions: ‘Costs’ were defined as the sum of money apportioned to episodes of care as generated using the UK payment by results (PbR) system, as outlined in figure 1.21 These costs were provided at an individual patient level by the Trust Finance Department.
Affiliation: Centre for Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care Research, London, UK.