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Factors influencing the costs of emergency medical admissions to an Irish teaching hospital.
Eur J Health Econ. 2006 Jun; 7(2):123-8.EJ

Abstract

This study examined whether there is a relationship between coded diseases at the time of hospital discharge and costs of hospital re-admission. We carried out a systematic review of data relating to emergency medical patients admitted to St. James' Hospital in Dublin between 1 January 2002 and 31 October 2004. Data on discharges from hospital were analyzed as recorded in the hospital in-patient enquiry (HIPE) system. Of 15,876 episodes recorded among 11,201 patients admitted the number of re-admissions numbered up to 43. Age, year of admission, and frequency of admission were factors associated with increased hospital costs. HIPE coding at first discharge predicted increased costs: codes related to heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, diabetes, malignancy, psychiatric, and anaemia-related codes. Clinical coding using the HIPE database thus strongly predicted hospital costs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Trinity Centre at St. James' Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16518616

Citation

Moloney, Edward D., et al. "Factors Influencing the Costs of Emergency Medical Admissions to an Irish Teaching Hospital." The European Journal of Health Economics : HEPAC : Health Economics in Prevention and Care, vol. 7, no. 2, 2006, pp. 123-8.
Moloney ED, Bennett K, Silke B. Factors influencing the costs of emergency medical admissions to an Irish teaching hospital. Eur J Health Econ. 2006;7(2):123-8.
Moloney, E. D., Bennett, K., & Silke, B. (2006). Factors influencing the costs of emergency medical admissions to an Irish teaching hospital. The European Journal of Health Economics : HEPAC : Health Economics in Prevention and Care, 7(2), 123-8.
Moloney ED, Bennett K, Silke B. Factors Influencing the Costs of Emergency Medical Admissions to an Irish Teaching Hospital. Eur J Health Econ. 2006;7(2):123-8. PubMed PMID: 16518616.
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