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《Chinese Medical Record》 2018-06
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Path Analysis of Influencing Factors on the Hospitalization Expense of Colorectal Cancer

Liu Min;Wu Huazhang;Cancer Hospital of China Medical University,Liaoning Cancer Hospital & Institute;  
Objective To study the main influencing factors on hospitalization expenses of colorectal cancer patients and provide the reference for effectively controlling the growth of medical expenses and reducing the economic burden on colorectal cancer patients.Methods The first hospitalization expenses of 1765 primary colorectal cancer patients in a tumor hospital from 2013 to 2015 were analyzed by path analysis to study the main influencing factors.Results Hospital stay had the greatest influence on hospitalization expenses,and was positively correlated to hospitalization expenses.Stage T,main treatment,and medical results both directly and indirectly influenced hospitalization expenses.The influences of hospital stay,main treatment and medical results on hospitalization expenses were 0.605,-0.499 and-0.326,respectively.Conclusion Hospitalization stay,main treatment and medical results were the main factors influenced the hospitalization expenses of colorectal cancer patients.Comprehensive measures should be taken to reasonably short Hospitalization stay,such as the formulation of colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment standards or clinical pathway to control the growth of hospitalization expenses and reduce the economic burden on patients with colorectal cancer.
【CateGory Index】: R197.32;R735.34
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