Does hospital procedure-specific volume affect treatment costs? A national study of knee replacement surgery.

@article{Gutirrez1998DoesHP,
  title={Does hospital procedure-specific volume affect treatment costs? A national study of knee replacement surgery.},
  author={Benedicto Guti{\'e}rrez and Steven D. Culler and Deborah A. Freund},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 3 Pt 1},
  pages={489-511}
}
OBJECTIVE The long-run cost savings potential of private sector reform efforts, such as selective contracts with providers, depends in part on the relationship between procedure-specific volume and average hospital resources that are consumed in treating patients associated with that specific procedure. Study examines a model that estimates the relationship between hospital procedure-specific volume and average hospital treatment costs, using an elective surgical procedure as an example. DATA… CONTINUE READING

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