A Comparative Study on Total Payment of Mental and Behavioral Disorders Patients Admitted through the Emergency Room: Focusing on Main & Sub Sick

응급실 경유 정신 및 행동장애 입원환자들의 총진료비 비교 : 주상병과 부상병 환자 중심으로

  • 최현식 (충북보건과학대학교 보건행정과) ;
  • 이현숙 (두원공과대학교 보건의료행정과)
  • Received : 2014.06.03
  • Accepted : 2014.07.29
  • Published : 2014.10.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the determinants of total payment for mental and behavioral disorders patients admitted through the emergency room. Study data was selected from the Korean National Health Insurance sample data in 2009. This data was consisted of 753 inpatients who are 331 inpatients with only main sick(F31-F39) and 422 inpatients with main sick codes(F31-F39) and sub sick(F00-F99) admitted through the emergency room. SPSS v.18 was used for the statistical analysis such as descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis. In multiple regression analysis, significant variables affecting total payment of main sick patients were gender(p<.01), treatment result(p<.001), path of the emergency room(p<.001), and length of stay(p<.001). Also, main sick patients with sub sick were gender(p<.01), age(p<.001), treatment result(p<.001), path of the emergency room(p<.001), and length of stay(p<.001). These findings implied that it is necessary to build short, middle, and longterm program and system for high risk mental and behavioral disorders groups.


Mental and Behavioral Disorders Patient;Main and Sub Sick;Emergency Room;Total Payment


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