Should money follow the patient: Financial implication for being the National Centre for the Treatment and Management of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/275752
Title:
Should money follow the patient: Financial implication for being the National Centre for the Treatment and Management of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures in Ireland.
Authors:
Kelly, M E; Leonard, M; Green, C; Beggs, R; Cheung, C; McElwain, J; Morris, S
Affiliation:
National Centre for Pelvic & Acetabular Surgery, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Electronic address: Kellym11@tcd.ie.
Citation:
Should money follow the patient: Financial implication for being the National Centre for the Treatment and Management of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures in Ireland. 2013: Injury
Journal:
Injury
Issue Date:
13-Mar-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/275752
DOI:
10.1016/j.injury.2013.02.016
PubMed ID:
23490321
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Pelvic and acetabular fractures are complex injuries requiring specialist treatment. Our institution is the National Centre for Treatment and Management of these injuries. AIM: To audit all referrals to our institution over a 6-month period and calculate the cost incurred by being the national referral centre. METHODS: Retrospective review of database, and subsequent allocation of Casemix points to assess total cost of treatment for each patient referred to our institution. RESULTS: 103 patients referred with pelvic or acetabular fracture for operative management. The furthest referral distance was 181miles. Over-all, the length of stay was 15.4 days. The average inclusive cost for a referral to our unit for operative management was €16,302. CONCLUSION: Pelvic and acetabular fractures are complex injuries that require specialist referral unit management. However for these units to remain sustainable money needs to "follow the patient".
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1879-0267

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKelly, M Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeggs, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcElwain, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-22T16:11:17Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-22T16:11:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-03-13-
dc.identifier.citationShould money follow the patient: Financial implication for being the National Centre for the Treatment and Management of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures in Ireland. 2013: Injuryen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1879-0267-
dc.identifier.pmid23490321-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.injury.2013.02.016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/275752-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Pelvic and acetabular fractures are complex injuries requiring specialist treatment. Our institution is the National Centre for Treatment and Management of these injuries. AIM: To audit all referrals to our institution over a 6-month period and calculate the cost incurred by being the national referral centre. METHODS: Retrospective review of database, and subsequent allocation of Casemix points to assess total cost of treatment for each patient referred to our institution. RESULTS: 103 patients referred with pelvic or acetabular fracture for operative management. The furthest referral distance was 181miles. Over-all, the length of stay was 15.4 days. The average inclusive cost for a referral to our unit for operative management was €16,302. CONCLUSION: Pelvic and acetabular fractures are complex injuries that require specialist referral unit management. However for these units to remain sustainable money needs to "follow the patient".en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Injuryen_GB
dc.titleShould money follow the patient: Financial implication for being the National Centre for the Treatment and Management of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures in Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Centre for Pelvic & Acetabular Surgery, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Electronic address: Kellym11@tcd.ie.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalInjuryen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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