Bleeding from a colonic diverticulum is seriousin aged patients. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for high-cost hospitalization of colonic diverticular bleeding using the diagnosis procedure combination (DPC) data. Methods: From January 2009 to December 2015, 78 patients with colonic diverticular bleeding were identified by DPC data in Saga Medical School Hospital. All patients underwent colonic endoscopy within 3 days. The patients were divided into 2 groups: the low-cost group (DPC cost of 500,000 yen) and the high-cost group (DPC cost of 500,000 yen). Results: Univariate analysis revealed that aging, hypertension, rebleeding, a low hemoglobin concentration at admission, and blood transfusion were risk factors for high hospitalization cost. Multivariate analysis revealed that rebleeding (OR 5.3; 95% CI 1.3-21.3; p = 0.017) and blood transfusion.(OR 3.8; 95% CI 1.01-14.2; p = 0.048) were definite risk factors for high hospitalization cost. Conclusion: Rebleeding and blood transfusion were related to high hospitalization cost for colonic diverticular bleeding.
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