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Factors contributing to hospitalization costs for patients with COPD in China: a retrospective analysis of medical record data
Li, Meng1; Wang, Fengyan2; Chen, Rongchang2; Liang, Zhenyu2; Zhou, Yumin2; Yang, Yuqiong2; Chen, Shengqi1; Ung, Carolina Oi Lam1; Hu, Hao1
2018
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
ISSN1178-2005
Volume13Pages:3349-3357
Abstract

Purpose: Hospitalization brings considerable economic pressure on COPD patients in China. A clear understanding of hospitalization costs for patients with COPD is warranted to improve treatment strategies and to control costs. Currently, investigation on factors contributing to hospitalization costs for patients with COPD in China is limited. This study aimed to measure the hospitalization costs of COPD and to determine the contributing factors. Patients and methods: Medical record data from the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University from January 2016 to December 2016 were used for a retrospective analysis. Patients who were hospitalized with a diagnosis of COPD were included. Patient characteristics, medical treatment, and hospitalization costs were analyzed by descriptive statistics and multivariable regression. Results: Among the 1,943 patients included in this study, 87.85% patients were male; the mean (SD) age was 71.15 (9.79) years; 94.49% patients had comorbidities; and 82.30% patients had health insurance. Regarding medical treatment, the mean (SD) length of stay was 9.38 (7.65) days; 11.12% patients underwent surgery; 87.91% used antibiotics; and 4.53% underwent emergency treatment. For hospitalization costs, the mean (SD) of the total costs per COPD patient per admission was 24,372.75 (44,173.87) CNY (3,669.33 [6,650.38] USD), in which Western medicine fee was the biggest contributor (45.53%) followed by diagnosis fee (27.00%) and comprehensive medical fee (12.04%). Regression found that reimbursement (-0.032; 95% CI -0.046 to 0.007), length of stay (0.738; 95% CI 0.832–0.892), comorbidity (0.044; 95% CI 0.029–0.093), surgery (0.145; 95% CI 0.120–0.170), antibiotic use (0.086; 95% CI 0.060–0.107), and emergency treatment (0.121; 95% CI 0.147–0.219) were significantly (P,0.01) associated with total hospitalization costs. Conclusion: To control hospitalization costs for COPD patients in China, the significance of comorbidity, length of stay, antibiotic use, surgery, and emergency treatment suggests the importance of controlling the COPD progression and following clinical guidelines for inpatients. Interventions such as examination of pulmonary function for early detecti

KeywordCopd Economic Burden Hospitalization Costs Medical Cost Multivariate Regression
DOI10.2147/COPD.S175143
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Language英语
WOS Research AreaRespiratory System
WOS SubjectRespiratory System
WOS IDWOS:000447180900002
PublisherDOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
Affiliation1.State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macao
2.State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou China
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
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Li, Meng,Wang, Fengyan,Chen, Rongchang,et al. Factors contributing to hospitalization costs for patients with COPD in China: a retrospective analysis of medical record data[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE,2018,13:3349-3357.
APA Li, Meng.,Wang, Fengyan.,Chen, Rongchang.,Liang, Zhenyu.,Zhou, Yumin.,...&Hu, Hao.(2018).Factors contributing to hospitalization costs for patients with COPD in China: a retrospective analysis of medical record data.INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE,13,3349-3357.
MLA Li, Meng,et al."Factors contributing to hospitalization costs for patients with COPD in China: a retrospective analysis of medical record data".INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE 13(2018):3349-3357.
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