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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155082
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Financial Impact of Palliative Care Services at Huron Hospital (FIPC-Huron)
Abstract:
Financial Impact of Palliative Care Services at Huron Hospital (FIPC-Huron)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Chideme-Munodawafa, Auxilia, PhD, RN, MSN, ANP
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University/ Huron Hospital
Title:Principal Investigator/ Director Palliative Care
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Palliative medicine is the discipline of medicine where clinical as well as social, cultural and holistic approach meet. However, the financial impact of palliative medicine is not clear. By educating healthcare providers as well as the community served by Huron Hospital, especially the frail elderly, we may be able to reduce costs associated with hospitalization that arise from prolonged LOS and futile procedures in ICU. We studied the financial aspect of patient care in ICU following the establishment of palliative care services and formal residents' rotation. Methods: A retrospective, longitudinal descriptive method was used. Inclusion criteria were age 65 years older, admission to ICU, and co-morbidities numbering 5 or more by ICD-9. The main outcome was total costs and LOS. A total of 1,769 patients were enrolled. Periods were divided into three groups: Pre-educational Era (PE: August 2004 to July 2005), Transitional Era with no involvement of residents (TE: August 2005 to June 2006), and Educational Era with palliative care residents involvement (EE: July 2006 to May 2007). Results: There were significant differences of costs. Conclusion: The introduction and establishment of formal palliative care services and medical residents rotation improved financial impact and shortened LOS of the critically ill elderly patients admitted to Huron Hospital ICU. The mortality rate remained unchanged.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFinancial Impact of Palliative Care Services at Huron Hospital (FIPC-Huron)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155082-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Financial Impact of Palliative Care Services at Huron Hospital (FIPC-Huron)</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chideme-Munodawafa, Auxilia, PhD, RN, MSN, ANP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University/ Huron Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Principal Investigator/ Director Palliative Care</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amunodaw@cchseast.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Palliative medicine is the discipline of medicine where clinical as well as social, cultural and holistic approach meet. However, the financial impact of palliative medicine is not clear. By educating healthcare providers as well as the community served by Huron Hospital, especially the frail elderly, we may be able to reduce costs associated with hospitalization that arise from prolonged LOS and futile procedures in ICU. We studied the financial aspect of patient care in ICU following the establishment of palliative care services and formal residents' rotation. Methods: A retrospective, longitudinal descriptive method was used. Inclusion criteria were age 65 years older, admission to ICU, and co-morbidities numbering 5 or more by ICD-9. The main outcome was total costs and LOS. A total of 1,769 patients were enrolled. Periods were divided into three groups: Pre-educational Era (PE: August 2004 to July 2005), Transitional Era with no involvement of residents (TE: August 2005 to June 2006), and Educational Era with palliative care residents involvement (EE: July 2006 to May 2007). Results: There were significant differences of costs. Conclusion: The introduction and establishment of formal palliative care services and medical residents rotation improved financial impact and shortened LOS of the critically ill elderly patients admitted to Huron Hospital ICU. The mortality rate remained unchanged.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:31:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:31:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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