Trends in resource utilization associated with the inpatient treatment of neonatal congenital heart disease.

@article{Smith2014TrendsIR,
  title={Trends in resource utilization associated with the inpatient treatment of neonatal congenital heart disease.},
  author={Andrew Henry Smith and James C. Gay and Neal Ramesh Patel},
  journal={Congenital heart disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={96-105}
}
INTRODUCTION While neonates account for a significant proportion of health care expenditures related to inpatient care for congenital heart disease, key drivers of resource utilization among this population are poorly defined. METHODS Data from 2005 through 2011 were extracted from the Pediatric Health Information System for patients assigned a discharge All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group of 630 (neonates with birthweight >2499 g undergoing a major cardiovascular procedure… CONTINUE READING