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Author(s):
Jacobs, Volker R.; Mayer, Stefanie C.; Paessens, Bernadette J.; Bernard, Rudolf; Harbeck, Nadia; Kiechle, Marion; Ihbe-Heffinger, Angela 
Title:
Comparison of Actual Hospital Costs versus DRG Revenues for In-Patient Treatment of Febrile Neutropenia during Adjuvant Anthracycline plus/minus Taxane-Based Chemotherapy for Primary Breast Cancer 
Abstract:
Background: In flat-rate reimbursement systems, the hospital’s own costs should not exceed its revenues. In a cohort of primary breast cancer (pBC) patients, costs and reimbursement for febrile neutropenia (FN) were compared to verify cost coverage. Methods: A prospective, observational study in pBC patients receiving adjuvant anthracycline ± taxane-based chemotherapy calculated the costs per in-patient FN episode. The correlating revenues were retrospectively analyzed from diagnosis-related gro...    »
 
Keywords:
Economics; Chemotherapy; Febrile neutropenia; Cost-revenue calculation; DRG reimbursement 
Journal title:
Onkologie 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
34 
Journal issue:
11 
Pages contribution:
614--618 
Publisher:
S. Karger GmbH 
Publisher address:
Freiburg, Germany 
Print-ISSN:
1423-0240 
E-ISSN:
2296-5262 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.