Costs and cost-effectiveness of routine transesophageal echocardiography in congenital heart surgery.

@article{Siwik1999CostsAC,
  title={Costs and cost-effectiveness of routine transesophageal echocardiography in congenital heart surgery.},
  author={Ernest S. Siwik and Michael L Spector and Chandrakant R Patel and Kenneth Zahka},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={138 4 Pt 1},
  pages={771-6}
}
BACKGROUND The safety and efficacy of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) during congenital heart surgery is well established. The economic costs and benefits associated with its routine use in this setting are, however, uncertain. We sought to analyze the impact that routine intraoperative TEE had on echocardiographic costs in the setting of congenital… CONTINUE READING