Journal article

A microcosting analysis of ICU expenditure in the interval between brain death and organ donation

Meghan K Bowtell, Melissa J Ankravs, Timothy Fazio, Jeffrey J Presneill, Christopher MacIsaac, Michelle Spence, Linda Bennet, Mark P Plummer, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Adam M Deane

CRITICAL CARE AND RESUSCITATION | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The cost of providing care in an intensive care unit (ICU) after brain death to facilitate organ donation is unknown. The objective of this study was to estimate expenditure for the care delivered in the ICU between the diagnosis of brain death and subsequent organ donation. DESIGN: Cohort study of direct and indirect costs using bottom-up and top-down microcosting techniques. SETTING: Single adult ICU in Australia. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who met criteria for brain death and proceeded to organ donation during a 13-month period between 1 January 2018 and 31 January 2019. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: A comprehensive cost estimate for care provided in the ICU from determination of brai..

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