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Table 6 Cost Comparison between Hospital 1 and 2 for the Medical Consultation Cost Object (Chilean Pesos = CLP)

From: Cost objects: How is your ED performing?

Activity HOSPITAL 1HOSPITAL 2
Cost DriverAnnual Cost (CLP)%Annual Cost (CLP)%
Request of medical advice from physicianTime$ 8.457.9722,0%$ 7.249.9181,7%
Medical evaluationTime$ 146.054.78634,4%$ 111.668.89726,3%
Medical re-evaluationTime$ 152.047.07035,8%$ 116.224.15827,4%
Take vital signsTime$ 29.179.4056,9%$ 25.041.9975,9%
Call patient into the examing areaNumber of patients$ 28.583.4176,7%$ 24.356.0805,7%
Record indications to the patientNumber of patients$ 88.170.35020,8%$ 109.191.49625,7%
Monitoring of clean laundry stockNumber of patients$ 3.646.9560,9%$ 3.574.1590,8%
Coordinate personnelTime$ 7.402.4491,7%$ 6.309.5991,5%
Cleaning of the EDNumber of patients$ 3.114.9470,7%$ 2.989.5400,7%
Securty survaillanceNumber of patients$ 5.698.8031,3%$ 5.044.0041,2%
Management of the unitNumber of patients$ 15.089.3703,6%$ 13.171.2223,1%
 Total Cost$ 487.445.524$ 424.821.069
 Number of medical consultations42.26234.628
 Unit cost$ 11.534$ 12.268