Χρήση ιατρικών πρωτοκόλλων και κόστος νοσηλείας
The use of medical protocols and the cost of hospitalization
KeywordsΙατρικά πρωτόκολλα ; Κόστος νοσηλείας ; Ενδονοσοκομειακές λοιμώξεις -- Διοίκηση και οργάνωση ; Μετεγχειρητική αγωγή ; Δαπάνες υγείας ; Χρηματοδότηση νοσοκομείων ; Medical protocols ; Hospital infections ; Health services ; Health costs
Clinical instructions and protocols summarise and evaluate all evidence deriving from well documented and planned field or clinical research and focus on prevention, diagnosis and cure of disease. They emphasise on safety and the relation between danger and benefit, as well as on the efficiency of the various diagnostic and medicinal intervention applied on every day clinical activity. Medical protocols have direct relation to the various financial criteria pertaining to the operation of health services institiutions. The necessity of medical protocols and their direct relation to quality and cost of hospitalisation, are analysed in this study. Specifically, this study analyses hospital infections and their implications on patients, their family and medical staff. It is vitally inmportant to avoid hospital infections due to their impact on a personal and social level. Prevention and monitoring of hospital infections is exercised by the Center of Control and Prevention of Disease (ΚΕΕΛΠΝΟ), whose main duties is education of the medical staff as well as hospital infections prevention by ensuring the application of suitable protocols applied at the various patient treatment stages. In conclusion, this prospective study that was taken place in 251 General Ηospital of Hellenic Air Force, revealed that there is strong conection between cost and quality of hospitality, after the use of a medical protocol. This study was prepared under the supervision of the University of Piraeus, during the Master Class: “Health Economics and Management.