Cost effectiveness after a pancreaticoduodenectomy: bolstering the volume argument.

BACKGROUND The cost implication of variability in pancreatic surgery is not well described. It was hypothesized that for a pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), lower volume centres demonstrate worse peri-operative outcomes at higher costs. METHODS From 2009-2011, 9883 patients undergoing a PD were identified from the University HealthSystems Consortium (UHC… (More)