Economic consideration for reducing hospital presentations among patients with decompensated cirrhosis: not all presentations avoided can be considered equal

McPhail, S.M., Horsfall, L., Irvine, K., Fagan, K.J., & Powell, E.E. (2015) Economic consideration for reducing hospital presentations among patients with decompensated cirrhosis: not all presentations avoided can be considered equal. In Gastro 2015 GESA-AGW and WGO International Congress, 28 September-2 October 2015, Brisbane, Qld.

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Abstract

Individuals with decompensated cirrhosis and ascites requiring paracentesis utilize exceptionally high levels of hospital resources. Consequently, potential modifications to existing models of healthcare to assist patients in the management of their liver disease and reduce the need for hospital encounters have potential to improve patients’ health and reduce demand on acute hospital services. However, there is a paucity of data examining how much healthcare resources could be re-directed to interventions that prevent hospitalizations without net annual budgetary disadvantage (from the hospital’s perspective). The purpose of this study was to probabilistically examine how much healthcare resourcing could be saved per hospital presentation avoided among this clinical population.

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ID Code: 92686
Item Type: Conference Item (Other)
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/jgh.13093
ISSN: 0815-9319
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2016 01:12
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 01:12

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