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Cost Analysis of Selected Patient Categories Within A Dermatology Department Using an ABC Approach

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dc.title Cost Analysis of Selected Patient Categories Within A Dermatology Department Using an ABC Approach en
dc.contributor.author Papadaki, Šárka
dc.contributor.author Popesko, Boris
dc.relation.ispartof Global journal of health science
dc.identifier.issn 1916-9736 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2015
utb.relation.volume 8
utb.relation.issue 6
dc.citation.spage 234
dc.citation.epage 249
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE)
dc.identifier.doi 10.5539/gjhs.v8n6p234
dc.relation.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4954901/
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Present trends in hospital management are facilitating the utilization of more accurate costing methods, which potentially results in superior cost-related information and improved managerial decision-making. However, the Activity-Based Costing method (ABC), which was designed for cost allocation purposes in the 1980s, is not widely used by healthcare organizations. This study analyzes costs related to selected categories of patients, those suffering from psoriasis, varicose ulcers, eczema and other conditions, within a dermatology department at a Czech regional hospital.METHODS: The study was conducted in a hospital department where both inpatient and outpatient care are offered. Firstly, the diseases treated at the department were identified. Further costs were determined for each activity using ABC. The study utilized data from managerial and financial accounting, as well as data obtained through interviews with departmental staff. Using a defined cost-allocation procedure makes it possible to determine the cost of an individual patient with a given disease more accurately than via traditional costing procedures.RESULTS: The cost analysis focused on the differences between the costs related to individual patients within the selected diagnoses, variations between inpatient and outpatient treatments and the costs of activities performed by the dermatology department. Furthermore, comparing the costs identified through this approach and the revenue stemming from the health insurance system is an option.CONCLUSIONS: Activity-Based Costing is more accurate and relevant than the traditional costing method. The outputs of ABC provide an abundance of additional information for managers. The benefits of this research lie in its practically-tested outputs, resulting from calculating the costs of hospitalization, which could prove invaluable to persons involved in hospital management and decision-making. The study also defines the managerial implications of the performed cost analysis for the hospital management. Based on the analysis results, it is possible to standardize activities and performance appraisal (Benchmarking), and provide all necessary information for hospital budgeting practices, especially Activity-Based Budgeting (ABB). en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1007444
utb.identifier.obdid 43873862
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85020325755
utb.identifier.pubmed 26755477
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-08T12:14:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-08T12:14:56Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Papadaki, Šárka
utb.contributor.internalauthor Popesko, Boris
utb.scopus.affiliation Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin
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