Estimating the costs for a single hospitalisation episode
1 October 2020
The cost estimation of healthcare services is crucial to ensure better planning and allocation of available healthcare resources, especially in emergency contexts. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated many difficulties for hospital management. Up to June 2020, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus globally reached over 8 million, with a hospitalisation rate around 89.3% per 100,000. This abrupt increase in hospitalised patients, mainly in intensive care, has created a significant problem with regard to the quantification of the resources used for COVID-19 treatment. Using the clinical costing method, it is possible to estimate the costs for a single hospitalisation episode for a COVID-19 patient.
Dr Giovanni Gorgoni
Dr Giovanni Gorgoni
Dr Giovanni Gorgoni is an economist with degrees in Business Economics, Healthcare Management, and Facility Management. His professional interests are public health, health communication, healthcare management, network and pathway designing, e-Health, and care intelligence.
Since December 2016 he has been Chief Executive Officer of AReSS (Agenzia Regionale Strategica per la Salute e il Sociale Puglia), the Apulia government agency for strategic planning in health and social policies and for exploration in healthcare processes and technology. In this role he has designed and developed four clinical networks (cancer, stroke, heart and trauma), implemented three value-based labs for Apulian Health System (lean healthcare, activity-based funding, integrated clinical pathways) and started the regional project for chronic care (Care Puglia 3.0).
Currently he is member of Executive Board of National Program for Chronic Diseases and professor in Public Management at Bari LUM University. From February 2018 is in the national register of eligible Healthcare CEOs.
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