Failure of Medicare health maintenance organizations to control the cost of colon resections in elderly patients.

@article{Sung2004FailureOM,
  title={Failure of Medicare health maintenance organizations to control the cost of colon resections in elderly patients.},
  author={Jimmy Sung and Mike Wessel and Scott F. Gallagher and Jorge E. Marcet and Michel M. Murr},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={139 12},
  pages={1366-70}
}
HYPOTHESIS Medicare health maintenance organizations (HMOs) do not reduce the cost of colon resections in elderly patients. DESIGN Review of prospectively collected and mandatory reported Florida hospital discharge data from January 1, 1995, through December 31, 1999. We used the chi(2) test for trend analysis to assess significant change in age… CONTINUE READING