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Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the cost of the Division of Dermatoimmunology.
Methods: This was a retrospective study using the database of the Division of Dermatoimmunology, Department of Derma- tology including number of investigations, labor cost, material cost, maintenance cost and depreciation cost of durable items and buildings during from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.
Results: The results showed that the total cost of direct immunofluorescence study, indirect immunofluorescence study, skin prick testing, and autologous serum skin testing were 516.80, 431.66, 233.73, and 132.48 Baht, respectively.
Conclusion: This study helped us and the hospital to estimate the unit cost of investigations in the Division of Dermato- immunology and to fix the price of each investigation.
Keywords: Unit cost, dermatoimmunology, dermatology, investigation
Siriraj Med J 2014;66:39-41
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