Burden of air leak complications in thoracic surgery estimated using a national hospital billing database

@inproceedings{Yoo2017BurdenOA,
  title={Burden of air leak complications in thoracic surgery estimated using a national hospital billing database},
  author={Andrew E Yoo and Sudip K. Ghosh and Walter A Danker and Edmund S. Kassis and Iftekhar Kalsekar},
  booktitle={ClinicoEconomics and outcomes research : CEOR},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND One of the most common outcomes of lung resections are parenchymal air leaks. These air leaks are most often self-limited and spontaneously resolve several days after surgery. Historically, only prolonged air leaks have been considered to have a significant effect on patient outcomes. This study aims to evaluate the impact of any air leak… CONTINUE READING