Dementia care in hospitals: costs and strategies – AIHW – 14 March 2013

Posted on March 14, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Health Economics | Tags: , , |

Dementia care in hospitals: costs and strategies – AIHW – 14 March 2013

“This report estimates the cost of caring for people with dementia in New South Wales hospitals, and presents strategies and practices being implemented in Australia and internationally that might improve outcomes for people with dementia and reduce care costs. The average cost of hospital care for people with dementia was generally higher than for people without dementia ($7,720 compared with $5,010 per episode). The total cost of hospital care for these patients was estimated to be $462.9 million, of which around $162.5 million may be associated with dementia.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-406-7; Cat. no. AGE 72; 109pp.

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