Hospital cost of complications associated with coronary artery bypass graft surgery
We identified 6,791 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) cases using the Massachusetts hospital discharge data to quantify the contribution of complications to the cost of a hospitalization for CABG. After adjusting for in-hospital mortality and baseline clinical severity as other contributors to cost, the additional costs associated with complications were substantial.
Ruth E. Hall, Arlene S. Ash, William A. Ghali, and Mark A. Moskowitz. "Hospital cost of complications associated with coronary artery bypass graft surgery" The American journal of cardiology 79.12 (1997).
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