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Gulhane Med J. 2003; 45(3): 233-243

A Study on the Analysis of the Average Inpatient Cost at GATA Training Hospital

Uzm. Çetin YİĞİT1, Uzm. Suat PEKER1, Uzm. İbrahim CANKUL1, Uzm. Zafer KOSTİK1, Mahin ALKAN1, Dr. Mustafa ÖZER1, Dr. Cesim DEMİR1, Dr. Tansu AKTAN1, Dr. Ali AKDENİZ2.

This study aims to analyze the average inpatient cost in 10 departments (5 from the division of surgical medicine and 5 from the division of internal medicine) which served about 50 % of the inpatients admitted to the GATA Training Hospital in 2002. The cost analysis covers the patients admitted in March 2002 whose records were provided from the department of medical records and Archives of the Hospital. Three major groups of expenditures, medical, personnel and general production, have been considered in the analysis of the average inpatient cost. The three main expenditure groups have further been divided in to subgroups as mediccation, examination, surgery, other medical expenditures, bed care, personnel (salaries), transportation, communication, electricity, water, heating, clothing, nourishing, cleaning and cleansing, maintenance and repair and office expenses. The analysis of the data has shown that medical expenses (medicine, examination, surgery, medical expenditures and bed-care) cover 49 % of the total amount of expenditures in Internal Medicine Departments and 73 % in Surgery Deparments. (Direct) medical expenses cover 61 % of the overall expenses. The lowest inpatient cost among the medicine departments was in Infectious Diseases Deparment. In the Surgical Medicine Departments the lowest inpatient cost was in Gynecology and Obstetrics Department. The highest inpatient cost was in Internal Diseases Department and in Cardiovascular Surgery Department.

Key words: Hospital, Cost Analysis, Inpatient Cost

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