Do prices reflect the costs of cardiac surgery in the elderly?

@article{Coelho2017DoPR,
  title={Do prices reflect the costs of cardiac surgery in the elderly?},
  author={Pedro Coelho and Vanessa Gomes Brand{\~a}o Rodrigues and Lu{\'i}s Cunha Miranda and Jos{\'e} Fragata and Pedro Pita Barros},
  journal={Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={35-41}
}
INTRODUCTION Payment for cardiac surgery in Portugal is based on a contract agreement between hospitals and the health ministry. Our aim was to compare the prices paid according to this contract agreement with calculated costs in a population of patients aged ≥65 years undergoing cardiac surgery in one hospital department. METHODS Data on 250 patients… CONTINUE READING