Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Aged; Comorbidity; Coronary Artery Bypass; Cost Allocation; Data Interpretation, Statistical; Databases, Factual; Female; Hospital Costs; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; Middle Aged; Models, Economic; Postoperative Complications
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.
DOI of Published Version
Ruth E. Hall, Arlene S. Ash, William A. Ghali and Mark A. Moskowitz. "Hospital cost of complications associated with coronary artery bypass graft surgery" Vol. 79 Iss. 12 (1997) ISSN: 0002-9149 (Linking)
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