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Cost of a roller skating rink to the local accident and emergency department

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posted on 2023-05-20, 13:44 authored by Nayeem, N, Lizzi ShiresLizzi Shires, Porter, JE
A 14 month retrospective study was undertaken to determine the cost implications of the opening of a roller skating rink to the local hospital accident and emergency department (A and E). A total of 398 patients attended following injury at the roller skating rink, of whom 384 were included in the study. The estimated cost of their injuries was determined by the hospital accounts department. The average cost per patient attending the A and E department following roller skating injury was about 100 pounds. The total cost to the A and E department of all injuries sustained at the rink over this period was 38,412 pounds. The cost implications of opening a roller skating rink for the A and E department are considerable. If proposals for self-budgeting are applied, A and E departments will have to seek additional funding if such leisure facilities are opened in their vicinity.

History

Publication title

British Journal of Sports Medicine

Issue

4

Pagination

240-242

ISSN

0306-3674

Department/School

Tasmanian School of Medicine

Publisher

B M J Publishing Group

Place of publication

British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London, England, Wc1H 9Jr

Rights statement

C 1990 Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd

Repository Status

  • Restricted

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Evaluation of health outcomes

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