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Impact of economic crisis on indications for general versus local anaesthesia in head and neck surgery: a single centre analysis


Goranovic, Tatjana; Simunjak, Boris; Tonkovic, Dinko; Martinac, Miran
Impact of economic crisis on indications for general versus local anaesthesia in head and neck surgery: a single centre analysis // Journal of Hospital Administration, 3 (2014), 6; 92-96 doi:10.5430/jha.v3n6p92 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Impact of economic crisis on indications for general versus local anaesthesia in head and neck surgery: a single centre analysis

Autori
Goranovic, Tatjana ; Simunjak, Boris ; Tonkovic, Dinko ; Martinac, Miran

Izvornik
Journal of Hospital Administration (1927-6990) 3 (2014), 6; 92-96

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Economic crisis, Head and Neck Surgery, Anaesthesia, Local

Sažetak
Objective: To analyze the impact of the hospital board’s cost saving measure on physicians’ decision to indicate head and neck surgery according to the type of anaesthesia (general versus local). Methods: Design: a retrospective analysis of medical charts on head and neck surgery and anaesthesia covering 2011-2012. Setting: department of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery, university hospital, Croatia. Participants: patients undergoing head and neck surgery. Intervention(s): reduction of departmental financial fund for general anaesthesia for 10%. Main Outcome Measure(s): an overall of number of head and neck surgeries performed in general versus local anaesthesia before and after the implementation of the intervention measure. Results: There were a total of 984 head and neck surgeries in general anaesthesia in 2011 and 861 in 2012. There were a total of 460 head and neck surgeries in local anaesthesia in 2011 and 528 in 2012. The performance of head and neck surgeries in general anaesthesia was significantly reduced in a year after the implementation of the intervention (p = .01) There was no statistical significant difference in the performance of head and neck surgeries in local anaesthesia before and after the intervention. Conclusions: The reduction of departmental fund for general anaesthesia as a cost saving method resulted only in reducing the total performance of surgeries in general anaesthesia without any switch to performing surgeries in local anaesthesia. It seems that the hospital board’s cost saving measure did not have any impact on physicians’ decisions to indicate more surgeries in local anaesthesia.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



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