Large amounts of bleeding, due to abnormalities in the blood, can significantly prolong the length of surgery. The more time required to arrest bleeding, the greater the cost, as operating rooms cost approximately $40 – $60 per minute. However, many insurance companies reimburse based upon procedure codes, not the length of surgery. Therefore, less time in the operating room translates into higher revenue for the hospital.
Traumatic coagulopathy is often present by the time accident victims reach the Emergency Room. Coagulation Sciences’ MCTS will allow physicians to determine within ten minutes the specific blood products and pharmaceutical products that are required to restore clotting to normal. This is especially important in trauma victims, as delay in treatment of traumatic coagulopathy results in higher mortality.