[Cost of quality in Intensive Medicine. Guidelines for clinical management].

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE:This article reviews the utility and applicability of available systems in order to calculate general and quality costs in clinical services settings. METHODS:Review of techniques to calculate costs in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) according to analytical accounting approaches. RESULTS:The methodological development is complemented with the results of its application in the ICU of the Miracle's Hospital showing the structure of costs and the results obtained with this methodology when analyzing the costs of activities related to quality improvement. CONCLUSIONS:The effort to implement systems focused to analyze general and quality costs will result in a benefit of those participating in the healthcare system: citizens, professionals, managers, and "financials" since that which is only a legitimate demand today will be a inexcuseable commitment of the healthcare professionals from the society tomorrow.

journal_name

Med Intensiva

journal_title

Medicina intensiva

authors

Carrasco G,Pallarés A,Cabré L

doi

10.1016/s0210-5691(06)74498-9

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2006-05-01 00:00:00

pages

167-79

issue

4

eissn

0210-5691

issn

1578-6749

pii

13088700

journal_volume

30

pub_type

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