This retrospective cohort study evaluates differences across hospitals in the costs of care for patients surviving perioperative complications after major inpatient surgery.
This decision analytic study models different techniques for reducing the cost of complex surgery performed at safety-net hospitals.
This observational study evaluates the costs associated with surgical quality and the relative financial burden on hospitals and payers.
This case series used a review of medical records to investigate the effect of costs of an index hospital admission on subsequent readmission rates among patients undergoing colorectal, pancreatic, or hepatic resection.
This study evaluates associations between measures of hospital competition and financial status and the proportion of radical prostatectomies, nephrectomies, hysterectomies, and oophorectomies that were robotic-assisted.
This observational study uses National Inpatient Sample data to examine the rates of complications, mortality, and costs associated with emergency general surgery.
This matched-cohort study tests whether hospitals with better nursing work environments display better value than those with worse nursing environments and aims to determine patient risk groups associated with the greatest value.
This cross-sectional analysis investigates the potential effects of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative on net margins among Medicare patients undergoing colectomy at a tertiary care hospital.
This study of patients undergoing hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery reports significant variability in hospital costs associated with patient and hospital characteristics.
This article reviews a cost-performance feedback tool to provide surgeons with a continuous assessment of operating room expenditures to increase surgeons’ awareness of costs and encourage changes in behavior.
This cohort study reports there are variations in hospital episode payments among Medicare patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures.
This cohort analysis compares the outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury before and after implementation of the Brain Injury Guidelines protocol.
This study was designed to calculate the projected cost savings that could be possible with the increased use of minimally invasive surgery in hospitals.
This Viewpoint discusses the implications of reference pricing, where patients are financially responsible for any excess difference in cost between the agreed-on price for a specific service and the provider’s actual price.