The Impact of Three Siblings of Children With Severe Osteogenesis Imperfecta on Financial Burden for Infatient Care in a Hospital
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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic skeletal disorder that has a major impact to the financial status of the suffered’s family. We investigated the cost expenditures of three siblings with OI after five admissions in a hospital. Three siblings, two brothers and one young sister aged 1-6 years old were admitted to Methodist Susanna Wesley Hospital in Medan. We reviewed the computerized database capturing a variety of cost expenditures of diagnosis determinant, medical treatment, and hospital charges for each admission. Total charges for five admissions in the hospital were > Rp.31 millions, of which 21.25% was accounted for by diagnosis determinant, 9.38% for treatment, and 69.37% for hospital stay. The mean length of stay was 10 days for five admissions. The findings show that there is enormous financial impact of osteogenesis imperfecta on inpatient care.