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Study of Unit Cost of Medical Intensive Care Unit at Tertiary Care Hospital in Government Set up in New Delhi

AK Gadpayle, HK Dangi, Debopriya

Citation Information : Gadpayle A, Dangi H, D. Study of Unit Cost of Medical Intensive Care Unit at Tertiary Care Hospital in Government Set up in New Delhi. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014; 2 (1):10-14.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10035-1008

Published Online: 01-03-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



The cost incurred on delivery of Medical Intensive Care Service to the patient varies from type of Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The present study was conducted to assess the cost of per patient per day in Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU).

Materials and methods

It was a prospective study which was carried out at tertiary care hospital, in Government setup, Delhi from 01st January 2014 to 31st January 2014. All the Adult patients admitted in Medical ICU were taken for study. Various costs like fixed, variable, Direct and Indirect were calculate for the study period by step down approach. The unit cost was calculated.


Total 32 patients were admitted in Medical ICU during the study period. The average days of admissions calculated to 171 days. The average length of stay was estimated at 5.343. The salary component amounts to 42.44% of the total cost. The equipment cost amounts to 37.00% of the total cost. The total fixed cost amounts to 81.62% and variable cost amounts to 18.38%. Out of variable cost the investigation radiology amounts to 6.35% followed by medicine 4.81% and Investigation 3.83%. The unit cost calculated amounts to 20B9 1133.29.


The fixed cost is a major share of the total cost incurred in Medical ICU. Out of which equipment cost stands first. The unit cost amounts to 20B9 1133.29 which is relatively less than the other studies probably due to close type of ICU and patients admitted in Medical ICU are coming from outside.

How to cite this article

Gadpayle AK, Dangi HK, Debopriya. Study of Unit Cost of Medical Intensive Care Unit at Tertiary Care Hospital in Government Set up in New Delhi. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(1):10-14.

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