The increasingly cost of health care is a relevant problem as well as prolonged waiting time for admission also in emergencies. Effective cost containment measures and expenditure controls are needed to achieve and maintain clinical and organizational appropriateness. Outpatient management has proven to be the most useful method for lower-cost treatment in less severe pathologies, requiring surgery without hospitalization. The current study provided to evaluate how this model was successfully applied also to the paediatric population in hand surgery. Methods. A retrospective cohort study of 645 patients from 8 to 18 years (mean age 14.9) was performed in children treated in outpatient setting from 2015 to 2019. The direct costs were evaluated as well as the mean waiting time for surgery, comparing the data with the previous five-year period. The mean reduction in waiting time for children emergencies was 57% (from 72 to 31 h) due to the Outpatient setting into a dedicated Day-Surgery Service organizational model. The visual graphed data showed a general clear growing trend towards outpatient surgery in adults and children. The overall effect was a 29.2% of reduction in spending between expected and achieved costs, recovering resources toward the increasing technology and innovation expenditures. Outpatient paediatric hand surgery was an effective and attractive option which leaded to decreased individual and social costs, with increased clinical and organizational appropriateness. Thus, reduced delay in treatment and provided benefits for children and familiars.

The increasingly cost of health care is a relevant problem as well as prolonged waiting time for admission also in emergencies. Effective cost containment measures and expenditure controls are needed to achieve and maintain clinical and organizational appropriateness. Outpatient management has proven to be the most useful method for lower-cost treatment in less severe pathologies, requiring surgery without hospitalization. The current study provided to evaluate how this model was successfully applied also to the paediatric population in hand surgery. Methods. A retrospective cohort study of 645 patients from 8 to 18 years (mean age 14.9) was performed in children treated in outpatient setting from 2015 to 2019. The direct costs were evaluated as well as the mean waiting time for surgery, comparing the data with the previous five-year period. The mean reduction in waiting time for children emergencies was 57% (from 72 to 31 h) due to the Outpatient setting into a dedicated Day-Surgery Service organizational model. The visual graphed data showed a general clear growing trend towards outpatient surgery in adults and children. The overall effect was a 29.2% of reduction in spending between expected and achieved costs, recovering resources toward the increasing technology and innovation expenditures.Outpatient paediatric hand surgery was an effective and attractive option which leaded to decreased individual and social costs, with increased clinical and organizational appropriateness. Thus, reduced delay in treatment and provided benefits for children and familiars.

Outpatient paediatric hand surgery: strategy in healthcare implementation and cost-efficient manner / Leti Acciaro, Andrea; Ramponi, Laura; Adani, Roberto. - In: MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY. - ISSN 2035-5114. - 106:4(2022), pp. 449-455. [10.1007/s12306-021-00723-w]

Outpatient paediatric hand surgery: strategy in healthcare implementation and cost-efficient manner

Leti Acciaro, Andrea
;
Adani, Roberto
2022-01-01

Abstract

The increasingly cost of health care is a relevant problem as well as prolonged waiting time for admission also in emergencies. Effective cost containment measures and expenditure controls are needed to achieve and maintain clinical and organizational appropriateness. Outpatient management has proven to be the most useful method for lower-cost treatment in less severe pathologies, requiring surgery without hospitalization. The current study provided to evaluate how this model was successfully applied also to the paediatric population in hand surgery. Methods. A retrospective cohort study of 645 patients from 8 to 18 years (mean age 14.9) was performed in children treated in outpatient setting from 2015 to 2019. The direct costs were evaluated as well as the mean waiting time for surgery, comparing the data with the previous five-year period. The mean reduction in waiting time for children emergencies was 57% (from 72 to 31 h) due to the Outpatient setting into a dedicated Day-Surgery Service organizational model. The visual graphed data showed a general clear growing trend towards outpatient surgery in adults and children. The overall effect was a 29.2% of reduction in spending between expected and achieved costs, recovering resources toward the increasing technology and innovation expenditures. Outpatient paediatric hand surgery was an effective and attractive option which leaded to decreased individual and social costs, with increased clinical and organizational appropriateness. Thus, reduced delay in treatment and provided benefits for children and familiars.
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Outpatient paediatric hand surgery: strategy in healthcare implementation and cost-efficient manner / Leti Acciaro, Andrea; Ramponi, Laura; Adani, Roberto. - In: MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY. - ISSN 2035-5114. - 106:4(2022), pp. 449-455. [10.1007/s12306-021-00723-w]
Leti Acciaro, Andrea; Ramponi, Laura; Adani, Roberto
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