Patient variables impacting hospital costs from 2008 to 2010

Brett Aplin, Munier Nazzal, Weikai Qu, Gerald Zelenock, Viviane Kazan, Jihad Abbas

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Abstract

Background Studying the variables associated with the increased costs of health care provides valuable insight. Methods A review and analysis of the pertinent variables and information collected for 118.3 million hospital admissions recorded as Nationwide Inpatient Samples database was done for the years 2008 to 2010. We used hospital charges as an approximation of costs in the analysis of the patient variables and other factors contributing to hospital costs. Results The top 5 factors with the most impact on charges were diagnostic category, length of stay, number of procedures, major operating room procedures, and ownership of the hospital. Conclusion The top 5 factors with the most impact on charges were length of stay, number of procedures, major diagnostic category, major operating room procedures, and ownership of the hospital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-140
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
Volume210
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

Keywords

  • Hospital Cost
  • Hospital charges
  • Nationwide inpatient samples database
  • factors
  • patient data
  • patients variables

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