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Titolo:
Health care costs of heart failure: results from a randomised study of patient education
Autore:
Linne, AB; Liedholm, H; Jendteg, S; Israelsson, B;
Indirizzi:
Malmo Univ Hosp, MFC, Dept Community Med, S-20502 Malmo, Sweden Malmo UnivHosp Malmo Sweden S-20502 ommunity Med, S-20502 Malmo, Sweden Swedish Inst Hlth Econ, Lund, Sweden Swedish Inst Hlth Econ Lund SwedenSwedish Inst Hlth Econ, Lund, Sweden Univ Lund, Malmo Univ Hosp, Dept Cardiol, Lund, Sweden Univ Lund Lund Sweden Lund, Malmo Univ Hosp, Dept Cardiol, Lund, Sweden
Titolo Testata:
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEART FAILURE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 2, anno: 2000,
pagine: 291 - 297
SICI:
1388-9842(200009)2:3<291:HCCOHF>2.0.ZU;2-X
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT; MULTIDISCIPLINARY; READMISSIONS; INTERVENTION; SWEDEN;
Keywords:
heart failure; health care costs; individual patients;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
12
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Linne, AB Malmo Univ Hosp, MFC, Dept Community Med, S-20502 Malmo, Sweden Malmo Univ Hosp Malmo Sweden S-20502 ed, S-20502 Malmo, Sweden
Citazione:
A.B. Linne et al., "Health care costs of heart failure: results from a randomised study of patient education", EUR J HE FA, 2(3), 2000, pp. 291-297

Abstract

Background: Heart failure is a serious syndrome with a bad prognosis. Hospitalisation is common and readmittance rate is high; factors which influence the cost of care and treatment. Only scarce data on detailed patient materials regarding health care costs are known. Aims: To describe in detail the health care costs for heart failure patients. Methods: Costs for patients(n = 108) who completed a randomised education trial were studied for 6 months after hospital discharge. Costs for hospital stay, out-patient visits,diagnostic tests and procedures, laboratory analyses and drug treatment were calculated. Official unit prices list used to reimburse providers of cross-boundary health services and prices for drugs in the Swedish Drug Compendium were employed. Results: The total cost for a heart failure patient wasapproximately 20 000 SEK (2564 US$, 7.80 SEK = 1 US$) for 6 months. There was a 27-fold variation between patients. There was no relation between ageor sex and cost. In decreasing order cost for hospitalisation was followedby costs for out-patient visits, diagnostic tests and procedures, laboratory analyses and drugs. Conclusion: Hospitalisation was the largest part of the total cost and there was a large inter-individual variation. Efforts toreduce the economic burden should be focused on hospitalisation. Due to skewed distribution, individual data must be considered in the analysis of the efforts. (C) 2000 European Society of Cardiology. All rights reserved.

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