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An Analysis of Hospital Cost on the Part of Lumbar HIVD Inpatients at Oriental Medicine Hospital

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2012, 22(2), pp.119-132
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

장선정 1 Dongseok Heo 2

1대전대학교 한방재활의학과교실
2대전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :Low back pain is the most common pain in our life, and herniated intervertebral disc(HIVD) of L-spine is one of the most common diseases that causes low back pain. This study was designed to analyze the general distribution and hospital cost by day and case of oriental medical treatment for lumbar HIVD. Methods :The 273 inpatients for treatment of HIVD were analyzed according to the distribution of sex, age, the duration of hospitalization, the contributory factors, the clinical findings on admission, the duration of HIVD and the hospital cost per case and day which were evaluated respectively. Results :1. The total hospital cost per case averaged 1,463,077 won, which was divided into room charge 513,824 won(35.12%), performance fee 371,229 won(25.37%), herbal medication 269,364 won(18.41%), food expenses 182,536 won(12.48%), korean medical physiotherapy 116,307 won(7.95%) in order. 2. The total hospital cost per day averaged 105,322 won, which was divided into room charge 37,106 won(35.23%), performance fee 26,524 won(25.18%), herbal medication 19,871 won(18.87%), food expenses 12,591 won(11.95%), korean medical physiotherapy 7,995 won(7.59%) in order. 3. There was statistically significant difference in the average duration of hospitalization and consultation fee on the sex and duration of hospitalization. 4. There was statistically significant difference in expenses by consultation and herbal medication on the contributory factors. 5. There was statistically significant difference in the average duration of hospitalization on the clinical findings on admission. Conclusions :This study provides a variety of information about the medical expenses of lumbar HIVD inpatients at oriental medicine hospital. Understanding the patterns of medical expenses may be an first important step in designing efficient pain therapy for patients and an effort to improve oriental medical expenses.

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