Bui Thi Xuan, Ngo Tien Thanh, To Khanh Linh

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This study analyzes the direct treatment cost for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the Department of Pulmonology, E Hospital from October 2019 to March 2020. The study results show that the average direct treatment cost for exacerbation of COPD was VND 9,102,311.71; the highest cost was VND 36,304,614 and the lowest cost, VND 2,309,961. Among the direct treatment cost components, drug cost showed the highest proportion, followed by hospital bed, then surgical procedures, tests, diagnostic imaging, functional exploration, examination and medical supplies. The cost of antibiotics accounted for 57.76% of the drug cost. The average number of hospitalization days was 10.77, closely relating to the direct cost. Besides, age and comorbidity also affected the number of hospitalization days. The average health insurance support for each patient was up to 94.46% of the total treatment cost. The results also show that the cost of treatment in Vietnam is lower than some countries in the region and the proportions of the cost components presented in different studies in Vietnam are different.


Direct cost, exacerbation of COPD, E hospital.

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