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Using Time-Driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC) to Examine Virtual Dialysis Rounding at Mayo Clinic

Bloom, Alec (2022) Using Time-Driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC) to Examine Virtual Dialysis Rounding at Mayo Clinic. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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The average cost of managing a Medicare beneficiary with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patient is 9 times more than the cost of managing a beneficiary without ESRD. The demand for a Kidney transplant in the U.S. is higher than any other organ and is expected to continue to rise. For health systems around the country, properly managing the costs associated with dialysis while providing high quality care should be a significant public health priority to meet the needs of this patient population. This essay uses Time-Driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC) to measure the cost impact of implementing virtual dialysis rounding compared to traditional in-person provider dialysis rounding. Using data observed at Mayo Clinic Rochester, virtual dialysis rounding is found to be between 25%-35% less costly than rounding in person. Although TDABC analyzes the costs associated with these two rounding methods, it did not incorporate any quality data into the analysis, which has therefore been determined to be outside the scope of this essay.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bloom, Alecalecbloom@pitt.edualb448
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairRoberts, Markmroberts@pitt.edumrobertsUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberFisher, Danieldfisher@pitt.edudfisherUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberAmundson, RachelAmundson.Rachel@mayo.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 16 May 2022
Date Type: Completion
Submission Date: 15 April 2022
Access Restriction: 1 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 1 year.
Number of Pages: 37
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: TDABC, Healthcare, dialysis rounding, Mayo Clinic
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 17:37
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 05:15


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