A method to compare costs of drugs and supplies among anesthesia providers: a simple statistical method to reduce variations in cost due to variations in casemix.

@article{Dexter1998AMT,
  title={A method to compare costs of drugs and supplies among anesthesia providers: a simple statistical method to reduce variations in cost due to variations in casemix.},
  author={Franklin Dexter and David A Lubarsky and Bill C. Gilbert and Calvin Thompson},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={1350-6}
}
BACKGROUND Comparison of costs among anesthesia providers using "cost per case" does not adjust for variations in casemix (such as the type of procedure and patient condition). The authors propose an alternative method for comparing costs using the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Relative Value Scale (ASARVS) system, which incorporates basic units (for the procedure), modifier units (for the patient's physical condition), "other" units (such as for the placement of invasive monitors… CONTINUE READING

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