Implanted Ventricular Shunts in the United States: The Billion-dollar-a-year Cost of Hydrocephalus Treatment

@article{Patwardhan2005ImplantedVS,
  title={Implanted Ventricular Shunts in the United States: The Billion-dollar-a-year Cost of Hydrocephalus Treatment},
  author={R. Patwardhan and A. Nanda},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={56},
  pages={139-145}
}
  • R. Patwardhan, A. Nanda
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • OBJECTIVE:To characterize admissions related to ventricular shunts in the year 2000 in terms of diagnoses, procedures, socioeconomic status, and other related data. METHODS:The Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (year 2000) was analyzed retrospectively. We reviewed 7.45 million patient admissions for primary International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, procedure codes 023 to 0243 (ventricular shunts to peritoneal, atrial, pleural, and urinary systems for initial placement, revision… CONTINUE READING
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