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Was ageing a cause for the increase in hospitalization costs, in the Portuguese public hospitals, between 1994 and 2010?

Author(s): Fernandes, Manuel Barbosa Varandas

Date: 2013

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Origin: Repositório Institucional da UNL

Subject(s): Ageing; Healthcare; Hospitalization; DRG


This work project is an analysis to the role of ageing in the rise of Portuguese hospitalization costs between 1994 and 2010. It was proved that ageing influenced cost increase but its significance depended on the analysis period. From 1994 to 2006, ageing was responsible for 18.55% of the total costs increase, meaning that, alone, it would have generated an increase of 11.09% (172M €). From 2007 to 2010, ageing per se would only have generated a 3% increase in the overall hospitalization costs which would have corresponded to 85M €.

A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Degree in Management from the NOVA – School of Business and Economics

Document Type Master thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Barros, Pedro Pita
Contributor(s) Fernandes, Manuel Barbosa Varandas
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