Length of stay and costs for asthma patients by hospital characteristics - A five-year population-based analysis

Herng Ching Lin, Senyeong Kao, Hsyien Chia Wen, W. U. Chuan-Song, Chi L I Chung

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

7 引文 (Scopus)

摘要

This study sets out to explore the relationship between hospital characteristics, asthma length of stay (LOS), and costs per discharge. The study adopts hospitalization data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database covering the period from 1997 to 2001. Study subjects were identified from the database by principal diagnosis of asthma or asthmatic bronchitis, with a total of 139,630 cases being included in the study. Multiple-regression analyses were performed to explore the relationship between LOS, costs per discharge and hospital characteristics, adjusting for age, gender, and discharge status of patients, as well as complications or comorbidities. The regression analyses showed that, compared with district hospitals, medical centers and regional hospitals have longer and more statistically significant LOS, as well as higher costs. Hospitals operating on a for-profit basis have shorter LOS and lower costs than public and not-for-profit hospitals. This study shows the existence of wide variations in LOS and costs per discharge for asthma hospitalizations, between the various types of hospitals in Taiwan.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)537-542
頁數6
期刊Journal of Asthma
42
發行號7
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2005

指紋

Length of Stay
Asthma
Costs and Cost Analysis
Population
Taiwan
Hospitalization
Regression Analysis
Databases
District Hospitals
Bronchitis
Patient Discharge
National Health Programs
Comorbidity
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

引用此文

@article{fc250cef42b344e7b0f9ec8630b4381c,
title = "Length of stay and costs for asthma patients by hospital characteristics - A five-year population-based analysis",
abstract = "This study sets out to explore the relationship between hospital characteristics, asthma length of stay (LOS), and costs per discharge. The study adopts hospitalization data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database covering the period from 1997 to 2001. Study subjects were identified from the database by principal diagnosis of asthma or asthmatic bronchitis, with a total of 139,630 cases being included in the study. Multiple-regression analyses were performed to explore the relationship between LOS, costs per discharge and hospital characteristics, adjusting for age, gender, and discharge status of patients, as well as complications or comorbidities. The regression analyses showed that, compared with district hospitals, medical centers and regional hospitals have longer and more statistically significant LOS, as well as higher costs. Hospitals operating on a for-profit basis have shorter LOS and lower costs than public and not-for-profit hospitals. This study shows the existence of wide variations in LOS and costs per discharge for asthma hospitalizations, between the various types of hospitals in Taiwan.",
keywords = "Asthma hospitalizations, Costs, Hospital characteristics, Length of stay",
author = "Lin, {Herng Ching} and Senyeong Kao and Wen, {Hsyien Chia} and Chuan-Song, {W. U.} and Chung, {Chi L I}",
year = "2005",
doi = "10.1080/02770900500214783",
language = "English",
volume = "42",
pages = "537--542",
journal = "Journal of Asthma",
issn = "0277-0903",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Length of stay and costs for asthma patients by hospital characteristics - A five-year population-based analysis

AU - Lin, Herng Ching

AU - Kao, Senyeong

AU - Wen, Hsyien Chia

AU - Chuan-Song, W. U.

AU - Chung, Chi L I

PY - 2005

Y1 - 2005

N2 - This study sets out to explore the relationship between hospital characteristics, asthma length of stay (LOS), and costs per discharge. The study adopts hospitalization data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database covering the period from 1997 to 2001. Study subjects were identified from the database by principal diagnosis of asthma or asthmatic bronchitis, with a total of 139,630 cases being included in the study. Multiple-regression analyses were performed to explore the relationship between LOS, costs per discharge and hospital characteristics, adjusting for age, gender, and discharge status of patients, as well as complications or comorbidities. The regression analyses showed that, compared with district hospitals, medical centers and regional hospitals have longer and more statistically significant LOS, as well as higher costs. Hospitals operating on a for-profit basis have shorter LOS and lower costs than public and not-for-profit hospitals. This study shows the existence of wide variations in LOS and costs per discharge for asthma hospitalizations, between the various types of hospitals in Taiwan.

AB - This study sets out to explore the relationship between hospital characteristics, asthma length of stay (LOS), and costs per discharge. The study adopts hospitalization data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database covering the period from 1997 to 2001. Study subjects were identified from the database by principal diagnosis of asthma or asthmatic bronchitis, with a total of 139,630 cases being included in the study. Multiple-regression analyses were performed to explore the relationship between LOS, costs per discharge and hospital characteristics, adjusting for age, gender, and discharge status of patients, as well as complications or comorbidities. The regression analyses showed that, compared with district hospitals, medical centers and regional hospitals have longer and more statistically significant LOS, as well as higher costs. Hospitals operating on a for-profit basis have shorter LOS and lower costs than public and not-for-profit hospitals. This study shows the existence of wide variations in LOS and costs per discharge for asthma hospitalizations, between the various types of hospitals in Taiwan.

KW - Asthma hospitalizations

KW - Costs

KW - Hospital characteristics

KW - Length of stay

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=28844499988&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=28844499988&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/02770900500214783

DO - 10.1080/02770900500214783

M3 - Article

C2 - 16169785

AN - SCOPUS:28844499988

VL - 42

SP - 537

EP - 542

JO - Journal of Asthma

JF - Journal of Asthma

SN - 0277-0903

IS - 7

ER -