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: The flow of OOHCA patients through our hospital in the 18-month period from 1 January 2011 is shown in figure 2. One hundred and fifty-seven patients presented directly to our hospital following OOHCA. Of these patients, 56 required ICU admission. One hundred and one patients were not admitted to ICU; of these, 37 survived to hospital discharge, having required ward care only and 64 either died soon after admission to hospital or were deemed to have such a poor prognosis that critical care was not indicated. None of these 101 patients were included in this study.
Affiliation: Centre for Perioperative Medicine and Critical Care Research, London, UK.