Objectives Herniated Intervertebral Disc of C-spine is one of the most common diseasesthat causes posterior neck pain. This study was designed to analyze the generaldistribution and hospital cost by day and case of Korean medical treatment for CervicalHerniated Intervertebral Disc (HIVD).
Methods The 132 impatients for treatment of HIVD were analyzed according to the distributionof sex, age, the duration of HIVD, the contributory factors, the Clinical grade atadmission, the clinical findings at admission, the duration of hospitalization, the clinicalgrade at admission and the hospital cost per day and case.
Results 1) The total hospital cost per case averaged 1,985,600 Won, which was consistedof room charge 584,044 Won (29.41%), performance fee 511,463 Won (25.76%),herbal medication 381,517 Won (19.21%), Korean medical physiotherapy 296,310 Won(14.92%), food expenses 199,997 Won (10.07%) in order. 2) The total hospital cost perday averaged 137,285 Won, which was consisted of room charge 39,036 Won (28.43%),performance fee 33,594 Won (24.47%), herbal medication 30,642 Won (22.32%), foodexpenses 12,870 Won (9.37%), and the average duration of hospitalization was 15.1days. 3) There was statistically significant difference in the consultation fee, room charge,and herbal medication on the part of sex. 4) There was statistically significant differencenot only in the performance and consultation on the part of duration of hospitalization butalso the in the duration of average duration of hospitalization. 5) There was statistically significantdifference in the Korean medical physiotherapy and herbal medication on the partof clinical findings. 6) There was statistically significant difference in the Korean medicalphysiotherapy and herbal medication on the part of duration of HIVD. 7) There was statisticallysignificant difference in the Korean medical physiotherapy and herbal medication onthe part of clinical outcome. 8) There was not only statistically significant difference in theperformance, but also in the herbal medication on the part of clinical grade at admission.
Conclusions This study provides plenty of information to design out the specific termsof Korean medical expenses of Cervical HIVD inpatients hospitalized at Korean medicinehospital.