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Factors Associated with Patient Revenues of Hand Injured Patients

수부손상환자 진료비에 미치는 영향요인 -서울시 소재 S병원의 환례를 대상으로-

  • 양재영 (강남SOO병원) ;
  • 서원식 (가천대학교 글로벌헬스케어경영학과)
  • Received : 2012.03.14
  • Accepted : 2012.03.28
  • Published : 2012.04.28

Abstract

This study aims to argue fundamental issues on factors associated with revenues of hand injury patients to effectively manage hospitals specialized in hand injuries. The study employes 2,461 patients who entered S hospital from 2008 to 2010 with hand injuries. The followings are the results of the study. First, there is significant difference among occurrence of hand injuries with regard to demographics of patients. That is, it is likely to have longer average length of stay(ALOS) of male over female, of the elderly over infants and toddlers, and vice versa on average daily patient revenues. Also, compared to patients with traffic and labor insurance, patients with health insurance is likely to stay longer at lower daily cost. Fifth, demographics and incidence of hand injuries were significantly associated with average length of stay(ALOS) and average daily patient revenues. That is, male over female, age over 60 over any other age categories, patients with traffic and labor insurances over one with health insurance, cases with laceration, avulsion and bone transplantation over any other types of hand injury patients were factors significantly related to ALOS and average daily patient revenues. In sum, it is needed to focus on education and campaign to raise attentions on preventing various hand injuries. Also, managers at hospitals specialized in hand injuries should pay attention on issues such as reducing ALOS to run the organization effectively.

Keywords

Hand Injuries;Occurrence;Average Length of Stay(ALOS)

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 가천대학교

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