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The resource implications of severe necrotizing pancreatitis treated by necrosectomy.
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PMID:  8317979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study reviews the resource utilization of patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with severe necrotizing pancreatitis treated by early necrosectomy. For 21 patients there was a total of 221 abdominal operations, 2365 hospital days, 565 ICU days and 1185 days of parenteral nutrition. The mortality rate was 43%. The treatment for patients with necrotizing pancreatitis is 10 times more resource intense than other admissions to the ICU. The implications of necrotizing pancreatitis treated by necosectomy in the context of a Diagnosis-Related Groups Prospective Payment model of hospital funding are discussed.
A Henderson; B J Miller; M Wright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-27     Completed Date:  1993-07-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Intensive Care, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Health Resources / utilization*
Middle Aged
Pancreatitis / economics,  pathology,  surgery*
Prospective Payment System

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