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2014 | January-June | Volume 2 | Issue 1

EDITORIAL

Lessons from Obama Care

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

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EDITORIAL

Lt. Gen. Surendra Singh Panwar

Leadership in Healthcare

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Gadelha Socorro Nunes, Miranda González Francisco Javier

Hospital Information System Satisfaction in Brazil: Background and Moderating Effects

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:9] [Pages No:1 - 9]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Nunes GS, Javier MGF. Hospital Information System Satisfaction in Brazil: Background and Moderating Effects. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(1):1-9.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

AK Gadpayle, HK Dangi, Debopriya

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

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:5] [Pages No:10 - 14]

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Abstract

Aim

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.

Results

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.

Conclusion

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.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Rajesh Harsvardhan, IB Singh, DK Sharma

A Cost Analysis Study of Inpatient Care Services at a Large Tertiary Care Teaching Institute at New Delhi, India

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:15 - 18]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Harsvardhan R, Arya SK, Singh IB, Sharma DK. A Cost Analysis Study of Inpatient Care Services at a Large Tertiary Care Teaching Institute at New Delhi, India. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(1):15-18.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

P Naveen Kumar, Anil Jacob, Smruthi Thota

Impact of Healthcare Marketing and Branding on Hospital Services

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:6] [Pages No:19 - 24]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Kumar PN, Jacob A, Thota S. Impact of Healthcare Marketing and Branding on Hospital Services. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(1):19-24.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Alphonsa B Fernandes, Sweta D'Cunha, Sucharita Suresh

Patient Rights: Awareness and Practice in a Tertiary Care Indian Hospital

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:6] [Pages No:25 - 30]

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Abstract

Aim and objectives

To study the awareness and practice of Patient rights and to compare the same between general and private ward hospitalized patients of a selected hospital.

Materials and methods

Descriptive research approach was adopted wherein data was collected from 120 hospitalized patients, i.e. 60 from general and 60 from private ward using a structured questionnaire. It was then analyzed by frequency, percentage and significance test to interpret the awareness and practice of patient rights in the hospital.

Results

The study reveals that awareness of patient rights was high in most of the cases. There was 71% awareness about the right to confidentiality, 67% awareness of the right to grievance redressal, 65% awareness about the right to be informed, 58% awareness of the right of access to healthcare and 55% awareness about the patient's right to choice of care and decision making. But low (39%) awareness was noted in case of patient's right to informed consent.

With regards to practice of patient rights, it was seen that certain rights were well-practiced like 95% practice of the right of access to healthcare, 89% practice of the right to confidentiality and 64% practice of the right to choice of care and decision making. But relatively lower percentage of practice was observed for right to be informed (49%), right to informed consent (44%) and the right to grievance redressal (21%). There was significant difference in the level of awareness and practice of patient rights among private and general ward patients in most of the rights.

Conclusion

The study was vital in finding that most respondents were aware of patient rights. So also, most of the patient rights were practiced in the hospital in varying degrees, while a few needed immediate rectification and management action.

How to cite this article

Fernandes AB, D'Cunha S, Suresh S. Patient Rights: Awareness and Practice in a Tertiary Care Indian Hospital. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(1):25-30.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Shakti Kumar Gupta, V Siddharth, S Arya

A Study of Prescribing Practices in Outpatient Department of an Apex Tertiary Care Institute of India

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:5] [Pages No:31 - 35]

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Abstract

Introduction

Poor quality prescriptions, besides affecting patient safety, have a deleterious impact on the restricted purse of sick persons, especially those belonging to lower socioeconomic strata.

Objective

To study the prescribing practices in outpatient departments of an apex tertiary care institute of India.

Methodology

Descriptive and observational study of randomly taken sample of 300 prescriptions from pharmacy was carried out. Parameters for analysis were selected based on review of literature.

Observations

Of the total samples analyzed, OPD registration number, date of registration, patients name, gender and department were mentioned in 99.3% of prescriptions. Patient name was mentioned in all the prescriptions and gender was present in 99% prescriptions. Address of the patient was present in only 64.7% (194) prescriptions. 93.7% of the prescriptions were legible. Ninety-seven percent of the prescriptions carried diagnosis or presenting complaints. An average of 2.82 ± 1.77 (median – 3) drugs were prescribed per patient. Only 1.63% (14) prescribed drugs were generic. In our study, antacids (26.33%) followed by the vitamins (24%), analgesics (23.3%), antibiotics (22.8%) and antipyretics (18%) were the most commonly prescribed drugs. Drug strength, drug frequency and drug administration route was mentioned in only 62, 89 and 89% of the total prescriptions. Fifty percent did not carry the duration and mean duration of prescription was 17.75 ± 24.18 days. Signature, name, designation, address, stamp and medical registration number of the physician was mentioned only in 96.7, 7.3, 6.7, 2.7, 0.7 and 0% of the prescriptions respectively.

Conclusion

The study has brought out the need for sensitization and awareness programes for doctors to improve the quality of prescription-writing and periodic review of prescriptions.

How to cite this article

Siddharth V, Arya S, Gupta SK. A Study of Prescribing Practices in Outpatient Department of an Apex Tertiary Care Institute of India. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(1):31-35.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Shibu John, Komal Dabas, Iffat Naseem

Economic Evaluation of an Eye Hospital in Terms of Net Present Value and Profitability Index

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:5] [Pages No:36 - 40]

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Abstract

Introduction

Hospital projects are highly cost intensive and therefore, it takes few years to become a profit oriented entity. The success of these hospital projects can be measured through various economic evaluation methods. Economic evaluation can also be called as an effort to analyze inputs and outputs together and logically help decision makers evaluate whether a certain level of output is worth the amount of resources expended to produce it.

Method of the study

The present study was planned to do the economic evaluation of an Eye hospital, in Haryana state. Two parameters were considered for evaluating the project, i.e. Net Present Value (NPV) and Profitability Index (PI). The data used in the study was from 2010-2011 to 2016-2017. This includes actual and projected data.

Result and conclusion

A positive NPV explain the project is worthwhile and making profits, with current cost and revenue projections. PI for this center is found out to be 3.47 which also emphasize that the project is a value for money proposition.

How to cite this article

John S, Dabas K, Naseem I. Economic Evaluation of an Eye Hospital in Terms of Net Present Value and Profitability Index. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(1):36-40.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Madhav Madhusudan Singh, Saroj Kumar Patnaik, Deepak Prabhakaran, Pradeep Srivastva, Pranav K Choudhary

Sexual Harassment: A Growing Concern for Women in Indian Healthcare Industry

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:9] [Pages No:41 - 49]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Singh MM, Patnaik SK, Prabhakaran D, Srivastva P, Choudhary PK. Sexual Harassment: A Growing Concern for Women in Indian Healthcare Industry. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(1):41-49.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Sunil Kant, Shakti Kumar Gupta

Planning Premises and Design Considerations for Hybrid Operating Room

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:7] [Pages No:50 - 56]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Siddharth V, Kant S, Chandrashekhar R, Gupta SK. Planning Premises and Design Considerations for Hybrid Operating Room. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(1):50-56.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Shakti Kumar Gupta, Jitendar Sharma, Vikas Varma, BS Anand

Designing and Application of a Renewable Energy Model for a Tertiary Care Research Hospital

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:5] [Pages No:57 - 61]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Gupta SK, Sharma J, Varma V, Anand BS. Designing and Application of a Renewable Energy Model for a Tertiary Care Research Hospital. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2014;2(1):57-61.

Book Review

Neeraj Garg, JC Byrne, RT Rees

The Successful Leadership Development Program: How to Build It and How to Keep It Going

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:2] [Pages No:62 - 63]

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Abstract

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Upcoming Events

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:2] [Pages No:64 - 65]

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

The Research Foundation of Hospital and Healthcare Administration

[Year:2014] [Month:January-June] [Volume:2] [Number:1] [Pages:2] [Pages No:66 - 67]

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