Many factors affect the healthcare costs and outcomes in patients with hip fracture (HF). Through the construction of a Continuum-Care Episode (CCE), we investigated the costs of CCEs for HF and their determinants. We used data extracted from administrative databases of 5094 consecutive elderly patients hospitalized in 2017 in Emilia Romagna, Italy, to evaluate the overall costs of the CCE. We calculated the acute and post-acute costs from the date of the hospital admission to the end of the CCE. The determinants of costs by type of surgical intervention (total hip replacement, partial hip replacement, open reduction, and internal fixation) were investigated using generalized linear regression models. Regardless of the type of surgical intervention, hospital bed-based rehabilitation in public or private healthcare facilities either followed by rehabilitation in a community hospital/temporary nursing home beds or not were the strongest determinants of costs, while rehabilitation in intermediate care facilities alone was associated with lower costs. CCE’s cost and its variability is mainly related to the rehabilitation setting. Cost-wise, intermediate care resulted to be an appropriate setting for providing post-acute rehabilitation for HF, representing the one associated with lower overall costs. Intermediate care organizational setting should be privileged when planning integrated care HF pathways.

Cost Determinants of Continuum-Care Episodes for Hip Fracture / Golinelli, Davide; Boetto, Erik; Mazzotti, Antonio; Rosa, Simona; Rucci, Paola; Berti, Elena; Ugolini, Cristina; Fantini, Maria Pia. - In: HEALTH SERVICES INSIGHTS. - ISSN 1178-6329. - ELETTRONICO. - 14:(2021), pp. 117863292199112-117863292199119. [10.1177/1178632921991122]

Cost Determinants of Continuum-Care Episodes for Hip Fracture

Golinelli, Davide;Boetto, Erik;Mazzotti, Antonio;Rosa, Simona;Rucci, Paola;Ugolini, Cristina;Fantini, Maria Pia
2021

Abstract

Many factors affect the healthcare costs and outcomes in patients with hip fracture (HF). Through the construction of a Continuum-Care Episode (CCE), we investigated the costs of CCEs for HF and their determinants. We used data extracted from administrative databases of 5094 consecutive elderly patients hospitalized in 2017 in Emilia Romagna, Italy, to evaluate the overall costs of the CCE. We calculated the acute and post-acute costs from the date of the hospital admission to the end of the CCE. The determinants of costs by type of surgical intervention (total hip replacement, partial hip replacement, open reduction, and internal fixation) were investigated using generalized linear regression models. Regardless of the type of surgical intervention, hospital bed-based rehabilitation in public or private healthcare facilities either followed by rehabilitation in a community hospital/temporary nursing home beds or not were the strongest determinants of costs, while rehabilitation in intermediate care facilities alone was associated with lower costs. CCE’s cost and its variability is mainly related to the rehabilitation setting. Cost-wise, intermediate care resulted to be an appropriate setting for providing post-acute rehabilitation for HF, representing the one associated with lower overall costs. Intermediate care organizational setting should be privileged when planning integrated care HF pathways.
2021
Cost Determinants of Continuum-Care Episodes for Hip Fracture / Golinelli, Davide; Boetto, Erik; Mazzotti, Antonio; Rosa, Simona; Rucci, Paola; Berti, Elena; Ugolini, Cristina; Fantini, Maria Pia. - In: HEALTH SERVICES INSIGHTS. - ISSN 1178-6329. - ELETTRONICO. - 14:(2021), pp. 117863292199112-117863292199119. [10.1177/1178632921991122]
Golinelli, Davide; Boetto, Erik; Mazzotti, Antonio; Rosa, Simona; Rucci, Paola; Berti, Elena; Ugolini, Cristina; Fantini, Maria Pia
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