The utilization of health examination resource save medical insurance fund

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Author:
FANG Ping(Department of VIP , Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200003,China)
SONG Wei(Department of VIP , Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200003,China)
Journal Title:
CHINESE JOURNAL OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Issue:
Volume 2, Issue 02, 2008
DOI:
Key Word:
Physical examination;Cost savings;Medical insurance fund

Abstract: Objective To explore whether health examination save medical insurance fund or not. Methods To observe the sparing medical cost which 371 health examination people avoid repeated checking and shorten the length of stay during hospitalization from March 2006 to March 2007. To observe the effect of sparing medical cost because of regular health examination, early discovery diseases, pretreatment promptly and avoidance transforming to advanced diseases. Results Because of avoiding repeated checking and shortening the length of stay,everybody save the medical cost about 570 yuan,371 people can save about 21 ten thousands yuan. To statistics the average hospital cost of different courses of eight common diseases and malignant tumors from January to November at 2007, we discovered that the medical cost is large distinction between the earlier period and advanced stage of disease. For example: the medical cost of one stage of hypertension is 6608 yuan ,the two stage is 8838 yuan ,the three stage is 13 869 yuan, and the stage of hypertensive heart disease is 13 033 yuan. Parts of health examination crowd who stay at my hospital from 1996 were visited for five years ,we conformed many chronic diseases by prompt intervention can relieve and even reverse, avoiding the transformation to incurable disease which will consume a large number of strength and money. Conclusion Health examination resource is a medical treatment resource which isn't restricted by social security fund, the utilization can not only save medical cost but also discover and treat diseases earlier, thus we can save the strength and money before the advanced diseases.

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