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>Journals >Medicina Crítica >Year 2006, Issue 1


Abascal CC, Cerón DUW, Vázquez MJP, Sierra UA
Cost-effectiveness analysis using Rapoport’s method during a year of work in a private polyvalent intensive care unit of Mexico
Rev Asoc Mex Med Crit y Ter Int 2006; 20 (1)

Language: Español
References: 6
Page: 5-11
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ABSTRACT

Objective: To analyze all the patients admitted in the ICU during the period from January to December 2004 utilizing the Rapoport method.
Design: A prospective cohort study.
Setting: A mexican intensive care unit within a teaching hospital.
Patients: 338 adult patients.
Interventions: None.
Measurements and main results: Admittance: 428. Included: 338. IRCE: 0.9. IRURE: 2.27. IRCE = standardized clinical performance index; a positive value reflects less mortality than expected. IRURE = standardized resource use performance index; a positive value reflects less resource utilization than expected. The units are the standard deviation of the mean of participant units in the Rapoport’s original study.
Conclusion: In a one year period, we can see there is good clinical performance and less resource utilization than the reference units of the Rapoport study.


Key words: Cost-effectiveness, critical care, Rapoport study.


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