Comparing the Effects of Respiratory Care Ward and
Home Care for Long-term Ventilator-dependent
呼吸照護病房與居家照護病患各 30 名進行比較，以描述性統計，卡方檢定、
t-test、pearson correlation 進行分析。研究結果顯示：居家照護組之總成本花費
（64742 元/月）約佔呼吸照護病房組（154696 元/月）之 42%，其中呼吸照護病
感染次數（3.07 次/人）高於居家照護組（1.16 次/人），迴轉次數（0.10 次/人）
The purpose of this comparative study was to explore the different effects between respiratory care ward and home care for ventilator -dependent patients. Every one group has thirty patients who were recruited using purposive sampling from whose conditions were as stable according to the standard of Taiwan Critical Chest Medical Association in central section Taiwan. They were surveyed with constructed questionnaires and were followed nine months for outcomes. Data was analyzed by using Chi-square test, t-test, Pearson correlation. The results indicated（1）The total cost of home care was 42﹪of that of respiratory care ward . The health cost of respiratory care ward possesses 87﹪. （2）The infection rate of respiratory care ward （M＝3.07）was higher than that of home care（M=1.16）, and the returned rate （M＝0.10）was lower than that of home care（M=0.56）.（3）The total healthcare , the professional care of doctors and respiratory therapists , the emergency care of the patients , and economic burden of the primary family caregiver’s satisfaction between the two groups were different significantly . （4）The demographics of the
two groups, such as patients’ age, education, married status , religion, children numbers, and the ventilator-dependent months show significant differences. The results would provide a reference for practicing respiratory care integrity delivery system , setting indicator of hospital respiratory care models, social welfare system, and the cost study .