Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions
MS Health Services Administration
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
An estimated 565,000 new myocardial infarctions and 300,000 recurrent myocardial infarctions will occur each year (AHA, 2006). This study sought to find if there was a difference in hospital costs between those acute myocardial infarction patients that received 100% of eligible core measures (evidence-based care bundle) and those that did not. There is limited research on actual hospital costs (vs. charge data) for acute myocardial infarction evidence-based treatment in the United States. The results of the study did not show any statistically significant difference in hospital costs between those patients that received 100% of core measures and those that did not. Hospital costs were mostly driven by length of stay, APR-DRG severity and gender. The study did evidence a statistically significant difference in hospital costs between men and women that could not be explained by length of stay, age, race, APR-DRG severity or mortality. As more quality data is publicly reported and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services places more finances behind reaching performance indicators evidence-based core measures will come under greater review.
Date of Award
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McCormick, Jill S., "Hospital Costs for Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients Receiving Perfect Compliance of Evidence-Based Care Bundle" (2008). Student Publications. 521.