Potential hospital cost-savings attributed to improvements in outcomes for colorectal cancer surgery following self-audit

@inproceedings{Gordon2010PotentialHC,
  title={Potential hospital cost-savings attributed to improvements in outcomes for colorectal cancer surgery following self-audit},
  author={Louisa G Gordon and Andreas Obermair},
  booktitle={BMC surgery},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND One of the potential benefits of surgical audit is improved hospital cost-efficiencies arising from lower resource consumption associated with fewer adverse events. The aim of this study was to estimate the potential cost-savings for Australian hospitals from improved surgical performance for colorectal surgery attributed to a surgical self-audit program. METHODS We used a mathematical decision-model to investigate cost differences in usual practice versus surgical audit and… CONTINUE READING