OBJECTIVE: To determine cost comparison of private sector hospital;
North West General Hospital (NWGH) and public sector hospital; Hayat
Abad Medical Complex (HMC), for myocardial infarction (MI) patients.
Methodology: The demographic data of the patients suffering from MI were collected from NWGH and HMC Hospital and Research Center Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. Frequency of MI patients were
calculated from patients suffering from cardiovascular disease (CVD),
total direct medical costs were calculated, average hospital stay as well
as the Willingness to pay were also determine.
RESULTS: Out of total 667 Cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients 241
patients were suffering from MI. Out of total 241 MI patients from both
hospitals, 74 (30.71%) get treatment from NWGH and 167 (69.29%)
get treatment from HMC. Average hospital stay of MI patients in HMC
is 3.23 days and in NWGH is 1.63 days. Total average MI medical related
cost in HMC is Pakistani Rupees (Rs.) 23650 and NWGH is Rs.
280425. Out of total 241 MI patients, 36.93% and 85.89% cannot bear
the expenses of myocardial infarction related costs of HMC and NWGH
CONCLUSION: High Cost, low rate of hospitalization, lesser average
hospital stay and larger number of patients who cannot bear the expenses of NWGH indicates that NWGH is expensive and not affordable
for major population of KPK suffering from MI.
KEY WORDS: Myocardial infarction (MeSH), Costs and Cost Analysis
(MeSH), Length of Stay (MeSH)
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