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’ Multiple Coagulation Test System will compare the ability of multiple therapies to stop bleeding in approximately 10 minutes. This information will supplement that provided by existing tests, and will aid physicians in selecting blood products and pharmaceutical products required to restore clotting to normal. This is especially important in trauma victims, as delay in treatment of traumatic coagulopathy results in higher mortality.