Influencing factors of hospitalization costs for glaucoma patients under clinical pathway management

Bomin Lin, Yangchu Li, Wei Zhang, Xiqing Liao, Huiming Xiao, Jianming Sun, Yanwei Lin, Aihua Lin

Abstract

Background: To investigate and analyze the hospitalization costs of inpatients with primary acute angle closure glaucoma (PACG), and to explores the influencing factors of hospitalization cost and to provide reference for specialized hospitals to carry out clinical pathways.
Methods: The first page diagnostic data of PACG patients’ medical records were collected, and an Excel database was established according to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) code. Statistical analysis of hospitalization data was performed using SPSS 17.0 software.
Results: Hospitalization days and clinical pathway which affect the change of the hospitalization cost (P<0.001).
Conclusions: Hospitalization day is an important factor affecting the hospitalization cost, reducing unnecessary hospitalization time can control the increase of hospitalization cost.