Comparing Health Care Resource Use between Implant and Autologous Reconstruction of the Irradiated Breast: A National Claims-Based Assessment.

@article{Aliu2017ComparingHC,
  title={Comparing Health Care Resource Use between Implant and Autologous Reconstruction of the Irradiated Breast: A National Claims-Based Assessment.},
  author={Oluseyi Aliu and Lin Zhong and Matthew D. Chetta and Erika Davis Sears and Tiffany Nicole S. Ballard and Jennifer F. Waljee and Kevin Chung and Adeyiza Olutoyin Momoh},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={139 6},
  pages={1224e-1231e}
}
BACKGROUND In the debate on reconstruction of the irradiated breast, there is little information on associated health care resource use. Nationwide data were used to examine health care resource use associated with implant and autologous reconstruction. It was hypothesized that failure rates would contribute the most to higher average cumulative cost with either reconstruction method. METHODS From the 2009 to 2013 MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database, irradiated breast cancer… CONTINUE READING