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Hospital cost of complications associated with coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations
  • Ruth E. Hall, Boston University
  • Arlene S. Ash, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • William A. Ghali, Boston University
  • Mark A. Moskowitz, Boston University
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Date
6-15-1997
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
Aged; Comorbidity; Coronary Artery Bypass; Cost Allocation; Data Interpretation, Statistical; Databases, Factual; Female; Hospital Costs; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; Middle Aged; Models, Economic; Postoperative Complications
Abstract
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.
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Citation: Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jun 15;79(12):1680-2. Link to article on publisher's site
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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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