FACTORS INFLUENCING THE COSTS OF LABORATORY AND RADIOLOGIC TESTS IN SURGICAL PATIENTS: RESULTS OF AN EIGHT HOSPITAL STUDY

Halmerbauer, G. (Speaker), Ramona Haslinger (Speaker), Scheidleder, N. (Speaker), Tilman Königswieser (Speaker)

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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE COSTS OF LABORATORY AND RADIOLOGIC TESTS IN SURGICAL PATIENTS: RESULTS OF AN EIGHT HOSPITAL STUDY Halmerbauer-G (1), Ausch-C (2), Arthofer-K (1), Ehrenmüller-M (1), Haslinger-R (1), Kamptner-N (1), Königswieser-T (2), Rieger-R (2) 1. Department of Process Management in Health Care, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Steyr, Austria 2. OÖ. Gesundheits- und Spitals-AG, Linz, Austria Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to examine laboratory as well as radiologic costs concerning surgical patients before, during and after their hospital stay as well as to identify associated risk factors. Background: The routine use of pre and post-surgery laboratory and radiologic investigations is considered an important element of care. Differences in laboratory and radiologic costs exist between individual patients. Methods: Resource use for laboratory and radiologic testing was analyzed in eight different hospitals with a random sample of 6253 patients undergoing hernia repair, appendectomy or cholecystectomy in eight medium to small sized Austrian hospitals. Potential risk factors (age, gender, number of risk factors and type of operation performed, ASA classification, hospital and complication) for laboratory costs were analyzed using regression analysis. Results: The participating hospitals performed a median (Q1-Q3) of 29 (22-45) laboratory tests at a cost of 109.4 € (76.5 €-174.4 €) as well as 3 (1-6) radiologic tests per patient at a cost of 182.3 € (0 €-396.4 €) before, during and after the stay. Age (0.82 €/a; p
Period15 Oct 2016
Event title33rd International Conference of ISQua: null
Event typeConference
LocationTokio, Japan