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Hospital Costs

Hospitals constantly fight to control rising costs created by underfunding of government programs, the cost of adopting new technology, regulatory restrictions, and uncompensated care.

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STUDY OVERVIEW: Study Demonstrates That Low Prime Volume Oxygenator Significantly Reduces Hemodilution
A study published in Perfusion confirms the beneficial effects of reducing circuit prime volume to reduce hemodilution during CPB.

AMSECT TODAY THEME ARTICLE: Better Perfusion Safety Makes Better Patient Outcomes
Carla Maul, CCP cites the benefits and projected $500,000 cost savings at Washington Hospital Center by changing to a protocol incorporating continuous blood parameter monitoring.

CASE STUDY: Microplegia Protocol Results in $80,000 Savings for 450 Case Program
Westmoreland Hospital's pharmacy analysis shows the cost advantages of a microplegia protocol using the Master/Follower capability of Terumo Advanced Perfusion System 1.

CASE STUDY: Pediatric Blood Management Program Optimal With 3-Year-Olds
Medical College of Georgia Health Children's Medical Center uses smaller tubing and oxygenator to eliminate 200 ml of prime volume to benefit three-year-old patients.

STUDY: Cost Advantages Using Autologous Platelet Gel
An interview with Randy Brown, MD, Southeast Missouri Hospital. After a two-year study using platelet gel, the team lowered costs by reducing the need for expensive surgical glues, and eliminated costs associated with mediastinitis.

CD-ROM: CSI Perfusion: Discovering the Evidence for Effective Blood Management
David Fitzgerald, CCP, shares results from the blood management program at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at the Optimizing Cardiac Surgery Symposium in Orlando in May 2009.

ANIMATION: Prescriptive Oxygenation 3-D Animation
This animation illustrates how Terumo's unique oxygenators, packaging solutions and brackets make implementing Prescriptive Oxygenation quick and convenient.