Innovations in burn care: Prediction of operating room costs

S. S. McMillan, C. J. Parker, J. B. Winkler, J. G. Hilton, David Herndon

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Abstract

Because cost containment is an important issue in health care today, a retrospective analysis of expense versus body surface area (BSA) burn was done in 270 pediatric cases to develop a prediction of future costs. When the resultant predictor was applied to a subsequent 167 patients based on BSA burn, projected costs and number of operative, procedures came, within 7% of actual costs. The study offers a reliable means of using retrospective cost data for projecting future costs for a patient population and shows that operating room (OR) supply costs per procedure are not a constant, but increase in a logarithmic relationship to BSA burn. Thus, OR costs cannot he quantitated solely on a per procedure basis rather, the level of BSA burn severity is an integral part of individual operative procedure, costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)444-446
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume6
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Operating Rooms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Body Surface Area
Operative Surgical Procedures
Cost Control
Pediatrics
Delivery of Health Care
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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McMillan, S. S., Parker, C. J., Winkler, J. B., Hilton, J. G., & Herndon, D. (1985). Innovations in burn care: Prediction of operating room costs. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 6(5), 444-446.

Innovations in burn care : Prediction of operating room costs. / McMillan, S. S.; Parker, C. J.; Winkler, J. B.; Hilton, J. G.; Herndon, David.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 6, No. 5, 1985, p. 444-446.

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McMillan, SS, Parker, CJ, Winkler, JB, Hilton, JG & Herndon, D 1985, 'Innovations in burn care: Prediction of operating room costs', Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 444-446.
McMillan SS, Parker CJ, Winkler JB, Hilton JG, Herndon D. Innovations in burn care: Prediction of operating room costs. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1985;6(5):444-446.
McMillan, S. S. ; Parker, C. J. ; Winkler, J. B. ; Hilton, J. G. ; Herndon, David. / Innovations in burn care : Prediction of operating room costs. In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1985 ; Vol. 6, No. 5. pp. 444-446.
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