Common non-cardiac inpatient admissions for patients born with single ventricle
A recent article published in the International Journal of Cardiology highlighted that non-cardiac inpatient admissions for patients born with single ventricle are common and have substantial resource implications.
The study used administrative hospital cost data to shed light on the inpatient prevalence of non-cardiac conditions and their resource implications. The results warrant further research investigating the causes and optimal management strategies for these conditions. The study also demonstrated the value of administrative cost data in unveiling patient need and prompting further clinical understanding. The research was led by members of the Health Economics Unit Dr Li Huang and Dr Kim Dalziel.
The article can be accessed online.