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  • utilization
  • We provide a relationship between capacity utilization, productive efficiency, and the cost of empty beds, and then compare the utilization of bed capacity in four very different market environments. (rti.org)
  • We find considerable variation in input utilization and excess capacity, with different implications for the cost of empty beds across the hospital groups and their respective market environments. (rti.org)
  • Study objective: We compare utilization, price per visit, and the types of care delivered across freestanding emergency departments (EDs), hospital-based EDs, and urgent care centers in Texas. (rice.edu)
  • The results imply that the regional budget cap superimposed on FFS payments provides only blunt incentive to the hospitals to cooperate to contain medical resource utilization, unless a monitoring mechanism attached with the payment system. (springermedizin.de)
  • 2002
  • Measuring the cost impact of hospital information systems: 1987-1994 ," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2002-42, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S. (repec.org)
  • Using Medicare data from 2002-2008, we show that ambulance company assignment importantly affects hospital choice for patients in the same zip code. (nber.org)
  • Medical
  • The approach is based on collecting quasi-prices for a basket of comparable and representative medical and surgical hospital services. (springer.com)
  • Does a global budget superimposed on fee-for-service payments mitigate hospitals' medical claims in Taiwan? (springermedizin.de)
  • Taiwan's global budgeting for hospital health care, in comparison to other countries, assigns a regional budget cap for hospitals' medical benefits claimed on the basis of fee-for-service (FFS) payments. (springermedizin.de)
  • The estimated results of a nested random-effects model showed that hospitals attempted to increase their medical benefit claims under the influence of initial implementation of global budgeting. (springermedizin.de)
  • The marginal cost-effectiveness of medical technology: A panel instrumental variables approach. (springermedizin.de)
  • A resource issue in hospitals creates many problems such as the excessive number of patients, poor service quality, lack of diagnostic tools and equipment, dirty and worn out facilities, long queues at the outpatient clinic, lack of drugs and other medical supplies, low employee morale, and so on. (routledge.com)
  • Air pollution will cost Ontario s health-care system and economy more than $1 billion and result in approximately 1,900 deaths this year, reports the Ontario Medical Association. (sehn.org)
  • One of the barriers to such action, however, is the lack of available information on the success of ART in restoring workers to full productivity, retaining skilled employees in the workforce, and reducing the costs of medical care and death and disability benefits. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Werner is also affiliated with the institute for Medical Technology Assessment and the Erasmus School of Economics. (eur.nl)
  • beds
  • Recent empirical studies which account for the endogeneity of reserve capacity produce high estimates of these costs, while earlier studies and industry experts maintain that empty beds are cheap. (rti.org)
  • Using a proprietary eight-year panel dataset (1987-1994) that catalogues application-level automation for the complete census of the 3,000 U.S. hospitals with more than 100 beds, this study finds that both financial/administrative and clinical IT systems at the most thoroughly automated hospitals are associated with declining costs three and five years after adoption. (repec.org)
  • Analysis
  • Sixty-three percent of studies reported cost or charge items incorporated in their cost analysis and 52% reported items excluded in their analysis. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We performed a cost-benefit analysis of dual dispatch defibrillation by ambulance and fire services in the County of Stockholm, Sweden. (repec.org)
  • For the cost-benefit analysis the return on investment was high and the cost-effectiveness showed levels below the threshold value for economic efficiency used in Sweden. (repec.org)
  • The cost-utility analysis categorises the cost per QALY as medium. (repec.org)
  • Design and analysis of unit cost estimation studies: How many hospital diagnoses? (rti.org)
  • approach
  • Hospital costs with the minimalist approach totaled $45,485 vs. $55,377 with the standard approach. (cardiovascularbusiness.com)
  • They calculated that the minimalist approach could achieve even greater cost savings with the introduction of lower-profile devices, which will broaden the pool of appropriate candidates for transfemoral TAVR. (cardiovascularbusiness.com)
  • Two large teaching hospitals in the Netherlands with (partly) opposing approaches in prevention, a technological versus a human approach, were analyzed. (biomedsearch.com)
  • empirical
  • The health economics literature contains contradictory empirical findings regarding the cost of an empty hospital bed. (rti.org)
  • The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration ," The Quarterly Journal of Economics , Oxford University Press, vol. 118(4), pages 1279-1333. (repec.org)
  • PAPERS
  • Hospital Cost Function Estimation When Firms May Not Try to Minimize Total Costs ," Papers 0029, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme. (repec.org)
  • Favourable cost-benefit in an early defibrillation program using dual dispatch of ambulance and fire services in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ," Working Papers 2010:13, Örebro University, School of Business. (repec.org)
  • estimates
  • Despite an estimated 83,000 recurrences annually in the United States, there are few accurate estimates of costs associated with recurrent CDI. (cambridge.org)
  • 2). For how many hospital diagnoses should estimates be obtained? (rti.org)
  • Pollution
  • Here you will find articles and reports documenting the economic, health, and social costs of pollution, worker exposures, and resource exploitation, as well as the underreported benefits of remediation and precautionary policies. (sehn.org)
  • The report mentions free software to calculate the illness cost of air pollution available at the OMA site. (sehn.org)
  • Taiwan
  • Hospital response to a global budget program under universal health insurance in Taiwan. (springermedizin.de)
  • He frequently speaks at conferences and trainings sessions on the "Lean Hospital" in USA, Taiwan, Thailand, Iran, Pakistan and Malaysia. (routledge.com)
  • length of s
  • One way to reduce costs is to reduce bed capacity, moving patients more rapidly through the hospital by reducing length of stay. (bmj.com)
  • We addressed these questions using unit cost data collected in four western European countries and three relative value measures from the US Medicare diagnosis-related group (DRG) payment system.We found that the arithmetic mean length of stay from the US DRG payment system was a good predictor of unit costs in four countries in Europe. (rti.org)
  • Reducing
  • Read the case story from a Danish hospital kitchen that has succeeded in reducing costs and the environmental impact by introducing 5 eco-friendly initiatives. (getinge.com)
  • prevalence
  • Considering the impending epidemic of hip osteoarthritis in the United States, the projections of THA prevalence, and national cost-containment initiatives, we are concerned about the decreasing economic feasibility of hospitals providing THA. (clinorthop.org)
  • sector
  • Using a national database covering fourteen years, we find that both kinds of competition lower interest rates, at least in the hospital sector. (ssrn.com)
  • competition
  • The organisation of the Servicio Andaluz de Salud and the limited competition between hospitals reduce the effectiveness of the reform. (cambridge.org)
  • We explore the effects of two kinds of competition on the cost of capital in the tax-exempt bond market: (1) competition amongst underwriters and (2) competition amongst issuers (most of which are quasi-public special authorities sanctioned by state governments). (ssrn.com)
  • data
  • The response from finance departments to requests for cost data was poor: only 3 of 7 departments returned adequate data sets within 6 months. (bmj.com)
  • diagnosis
  • Compared with children without ADHD, children with ADHD had mean costs that were $488 more in the second year before their ADHD diagnosis, $678 more in the year before their diagnosis, $1328 more in the year after their diagnosis, and $1040 more in the second year after their diagnosis. (sehn.org)
  • survival
  • Aims: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is fatal without treatment and time to defibrillation is an extremely important factor in relation to survival. (repec.org)
  • patterns
  • The association of cost declines with lagged IT as well as the cost patterns at the less automated hospitals both provide evidence of learning effects. (repec.org)
  • variation
  • This paper provides a new lens to compare hospital performance for emergency patients: plausibly exogenous variation in ambulance-company assignment. (nber.org)