The development of a method for comparative costing of individual intensive care units. The Intensive Care Working Group on Costing.

@article{Edbrooke1999TheDO,
  title={The development of a method for comparative costing of individual intensive care units. The Intensive Care Working Group on Costing.},
  author={David L Edbrooke and Clare L. Hibbert and Saxon A. Ridley and Tracy Long and H. Dickie},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={110-20}
}
Intensive care is one of the most costly areas of hospital care. Unfortunately, because of the diversity of case mix, costing intensive care is difficult. Many described costing methods previously are limited by being cumbersome, laborious to apply and expensive. The aim of this study was to develop a method for costing intensive care which can be applied with ease but facilitate meaningful cost comparisons between intensive care units. The method developed was based on cost blocks where the… CONTINUE READING

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