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Royal Brisbane & Women’s achieved savings for DRG A06 (TRACHEOSTOMY) with a changed model of care

Categories: Costing | Author: Sarah Brandt | Posted: 18/03/2016 | Views: 893
For DRG A06 Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital was experiencing a high LOS in the ICU (resulting in higher costs), high ICU readmission rates and a high number of MERT calls.

In an effort to improve their performance Royal Brisbane conducted staff and consumer experience surveys, established a multidisciplinary steering committee (including finance), created a multidisciplinary tracheostomy team and implemented a five day a week service.

As a result, Royal Brisbane has seen an improvement in their performance. They report a downward trending of cost per NWAU for the A06 patient cohort, a reduction in overall RSI by 1%, stable LOS at 24 days, a reduction in Emergency Readmissions, and a reduction in days to decannulation.

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