Impact of children with complex chronic conditions on costs in a tertiary referral hospital

Regina Maria Antunes Mattiello, Antonio Pazin-Filho, Davi Casale Aragon, Palmira Cupo & Ana Paula de Carvalho Panzeri Carlotti
ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of complex chronic conditions on the use of healthcare resources and hospitalization costs in a pediatric ward of a public tertiary referral university hospital in Brazil. METHODS This is a longitudinal study with retrospective data collection. Overall, three one-year periods, separated by five-year intervals (2006, 2011, and 2016), were evaluated. Hospital costs were calculated in three systematic samples of 100 patients each, consisting of patients with and without complex...
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