Analyse steigender Behandlungskosten bei erhöhtem BMI von Patienten mit proximaler Femurfraktur

Translated title of the contribution: Analysis of rising treatment cost of elevated BMI in patients with proximal femoral fracture

Alexander Gutwerk, Michael Müller, Moritz Crönlein, Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Peter Biberthaler, Dominik Pförringer, Karl Braun

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Abstract

Driven by the aging population, the proximal femoral fracture is a rising fracture entity, challenging trauma surgeons as well as the German healthcare system as a whole. The rising average age of the population is accompanied by a rising BMI in the German population, resulting in longer operation times, longer average length of stay (ALOS) as well as more postoperative complications. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the economic correlation between body mass index and hospital costs. The retrospective analysis of 950 patient cases suffering from a proximal femoral fracture resulted in the finding of rising treatment costs being positively associated with rising BMI due to longer operation times and longer length of hospitalization (10,452 €, 11,505 €, 12,085 € and 13,681 € for patients with BMI < 18.5 kg/m2, BMI = 18.5–24.9 kg/m2, BMI = 25.0–29.9 kg/m2 and BMI ≥ 30.0 kg/m2, respectively).

Translated title of the contributionAnalysis of rising treatment cost of elevated BMI in patients with proximal femoral fracture
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)449-455
Number of pages7
JournalUnfallchirurgie (Germany)
Volume126
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2023
Externally publishedYes

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