Dissecting Costs of CT Study: Application of TDABC (Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing) in a Tertiary Academic Center

The lack of understanding of the real costs (not charge) of delivering healthcare services poses tremendous challenges in the containment of healthcare costs. In this study, we applied an established cost accounting method, the time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC), to assess the costs of performing an abdomen and pelvis computed tomography (AP CT) in an academic radiology department and identified opportunities for improved efficiency in the delivery of this service.

Medical JournalLisa MaMedical, TL