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Factors Influencing the Length of Stay Ischemic Heart Disease Utilizing Medical Information

의료정보를 활용한 허혈성 심장질환의 재원일수에 영향을 미치는 요인 분석

  • Park, Ji-Kyeong (Department of Healthcare Management, Dong-eui University)
  • 박지경 (동의대학교 의료경영학과)
  • Received : 2017.07.18
  • Accepted : 2017.10.13
  • Published : 2017.10.31

Abstract

Due to population aging and westernized lifestyle, ischemic heart diseases are increasing, and Korea has one of the highest lengths of stay for ischemic heart diseases. Since the increase in the length of stay is a major cause of the increase in medical expenses, it is necessary to prepare a plan to manage the length of stay. Accordingly, this study was conducted to identify the factors influencing the length of stay of ischemic heart disease, and provide the elementary resources necessary for the management of the length of stay. The study subjects were 566 ischemic heart disease patients of a tertiary hospital. As the result of the study, first, the number of inpatients with chest pain as the chief complaint was the largest. Second, the average length of stay was 4.89 days, and the length of stay varied depending on the type of ischemic heart disease. Third, the age of over 75 years, diabetes, and dyspnea were the factors increasing the length of stay. Therefore, for management of adequate length of stay for ischemic heart disease, it is important to prevent the progression of illness through blood sugar control for ischemic heart disease patients with diabetes. Also, it is necessary to prepare a system where patients can visit hospitals as fast as possible if they have any symptoms.

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