Hospitalization Cost Model of Pediatric Surgical Treatment of Chiari Type 1 Malformation.

@article{Lam2016HospitalizationCM,
  title={Hospitalization Cost Model of Pediatric Surgical Treatment of Chiari Type 1 Malformation.},
  author={Sandi K Lam and Rory Richard Mayer and Thomas G. Luerssen and I Wen Pan},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={179},
  pages={204-210.e3}
}
OBJECTIVES To develop a cost model for hospitalization costs of surgery among children with Chiari malformation type 1 (CM-1) and to examine risk factors for increased costs. STUDY DESIGN Data were extracted from the US National Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project 2009 Kids' Inpatient Database. The study cohort was comprised of patients aged 0-20 years who underwent CM-1 surgery. Patient charges were converted to costs by cost-to-charge ratios. Simple and multivariable generalized linear… CONTINUE READING