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In-hospital expenditure for medical devices in relation to funds from diagnosis-related groups and ambulatory activity: temporal trend from 2019 to 2022
  1. Andrea Messori1,
  2. Sabrina Trippoli2,
  3. Claudio Marinai2
  1. 1 HTA Unit, Regione Toscana, Firenze, Italy
  2. 2 Regione Toscana, Firenze, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrea Messori, HTA Unit, Regione Toscana, Firenze, 50136, Italy;{at}

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In a previous analysis1 conducted in our region (Tuscany in Italy), we studied the ratio between in-hospital expenditure for medical devices compared with the public funds resulting from diagnosis-related groups reimbursement and ambulatory activity. The analysis was focused on Tuscany and studied the year 2019; Tuscany is a region of central Italy with 3.7 million inhabitants, where hospitals are publicly funded.

In the present report, we extended our previous analysis to cover the period from 2019 to 2022. The objective was to identify a few reliable benchmarks about the ratio between the expenditure for medical devices and the income deriving from diagnosis-related groups and ambulatory activity. The period of time lasted 4 years; the population was more …

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  • AM, ST and CM contributed equally.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.