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Ph.D. Student of Healthcare Management, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Hospital managers need to have accurate information about actual costs to make efficient and effective decisions. In activity based costing method, first, activities are recognized and then direct and indirect costs are computed based on allocation methods. The aim of this study was to compute the cost price for cataract surgery by Activity Based Costing (ABC) method at Hazrat-e-Zahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: This was a cross- sectional study for computing the costs of cataract surgery by activity based costing technique in Hazrat-e-Zahra Hospital in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 2014. Data were collected through interview and direct observation and analyzed by Excel software.
Results: According to the results of this study, total cost in cataract surgery was 8,363,722 Rials. Personnel cost included 62.33 % (5,213,575 Rials) of total cost of cataract surgery that is the highest share of surgery costs. The cost of consumables was 23.83 % (1,992,852 Rials) of surgery costs.
Conclusion: Based on the results, there was different between cost price of the services and public Tariff which appears as hazards or financial crises to the hospital. Therefore, it is recommended to use the right methods to compute the costs relating to Activity Based Costing. Cost price of cataract surgery can be reduced by strategies such as decreasing the cost of consumables.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/06/21 | Published: 2016/12/20

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