The lowest expense record, RMB 146,000 Yuan! And 18 in-hospital days

    he high expense has long been the obstacle that prevents the the wide spread of liver transplant. Especially in our country that liver transplant has not been covered by system of socialized medicine. Therefore, besides improvement of operation result, how to decrease the expense of liver transplant has always been another goal of our center. By perfecting operation technique, making individual treatment protocol for each patient, decreasing unnecessary exams, we finally decreased the expense as expected. Just after a patient checked out on March 2003, with expense of 156,000 Yuan, on February 2004, another patient checked out uneventfully with the new lowest expense record of 146,000 Yuan, and the in-hospital duration was only 18 days.