KEP (clinical-economic profile )
  • articulates, agregates and demonstrates the cost map of a treatment process on the level of a patient or group of patients
  • has inner structure that reflects the clinical (therapeutic) style and its costs while being understandable to the provider, the payor, the regulators and the patient
  • is the basic unit for analysis and comparison of the medical process effectiveness
  • the classification according to which the patients group themselves varies
  • we use the DRG classification and we create groups following the baseDRG, but even a finer segmentation of health services can be applicable.

KEP consists of 8 cost accounts and 8 clinical characteristics

number of hospitalisations
lenght of stay in operating room (according to the reported anesthesia)
lenght of stay on intensive care bed (according to expertise)
lenght of stay on standard bed
for performances out of LAB and RDG
for requested lab examinations
for requested depictive methods
for extra charged remedies
for extra charged material
average age of patients
% severity without CC (CC=Complication/Comorbidity)
% severity with minor CC (CC=Complication/Comorbidity)
% severity with major CC (MCC=Major Complication/Comorbidity)
% extramural care (provided by a subcontractor outside of the hospital)
% transfer to another acute care unit
% deaths in hospital

KEP might be completed by costs and basic rate, which are calculated according to the set price list and valid relative weights.

The KEP background colour shows whether the value of a given parameter in a particular hospital corresponds with the top quartile (green = very good) or with the bottom quartile (red = very bad) of values in a group of hospitals (e.g. A,B).

The structure of cost accounts and their further refinement is limited by the set of reported data.