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Cardiac echo-lab productivity in times of economic austerity

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, November 2014
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Cardiac echo-lab productivity in times of economic austerity
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SpringerPlus, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/2193-1801-3-703
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Vasiliki K Katsi, Dimitrios A Vrachatis, Anastasia Politi, Manto Papageorgiou, Anastasios Koumoulidis, Ioannis Vlasseros, Manolis Vavuranakis, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Ioannis Kallikazaros, Kyriakos Souliotis


The present study attempts to offer insight into the volume, cost, and productivity of the operation of a cardiac echocardiographic laboratory (echo-lab) in a major public hospital of Greece and thus to contribute, on a practical level, to the widening of knowledge in the strategic field of secondary and tertiary healthcare management. The conducted research includes the basic step of the deployment of a primary data registry in the echo-lab and unfolds in three levels, i.e. the variability measurement of the quantity and cost of medical services provided to different patient populations, the assessment of operating costs and the development of productivity indexes. The results show that the mean costs of provision do change among distinct patient populations. The most important, from a financial standpoint, population cluster appears to be the one corresponding to outpatients. Productivity indices presented in this analysis constitute an essential piece of information which the public healthcare system is currently largely lacking, and which, combined with the pricing and the diagnosis-related group coding system of hospitals, can be used to improve efficiency in the management of secondary and tertiary care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 18%
Unspecified 2 12%
Other 2 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 12%
Other 3 18%
Unknown 3 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 24%
Unspecified 2 12%
Computer Science 2 12%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 6%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 6 35%

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