Health Care and Hospitalisation Costs of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Thailand
Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become a leading cause of death and disability in Thailand due to the unhealthy lifestyle of the populace; triggering high risk of exposure to CVD, and increased the number of hospital admissions year on year. Objectives: The concerns generated by the inflation in the health care expenditure among service providers motivated this study to examine the costs o,f hospitalisation of inpatients with (CVD) conditions in Thailand, 2009. Methods: Anonymised secondary data of 327,435 CVD inpatients under “Universal Coverage” (UC) health care scheme were obtained from the National Health Security Office (NHSO), Thailand. The data (51.69% women and 48.31% men) were classified using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code, of which I20 - I25 are Ischemic heart disease (IHD), I60 - I69 are stroke and I00 - I99 are all CVD conditions. Results: Average costs of treatments for all CVD conditions, IHD and stroke were ？21,921 (￡......
【作者名称】: R. Inthawong
, K. Khatab
, M. Whitfield
, K. Collins
, M. Raheem
, M. Ismail
【关 键 词】: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
, Universal Coverage (UC)
, Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD)
, Length of Stay (LOS)
, Cost of Treatment
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