Cost of intensive care in India

Indian J Crit Care Med. 2008 Apr;12(2):55-61. doi: 10.4103/0972-5229.42558.


Critical care is often described as expensive care. However, standardized methodology that would enable determination and international comparisons of cost is currently lacking. This article attempts to review this important issue and develop a framework through which cost of critical care in India could be analyzed.

Keywords: Cost of critical care; cost block methodology; cost control measures; cost effectiveness.