Reducing Healthcare Costs Facilitated by Surgical Auditing: A Systematic Review

  title={Reducing Healthcare Costs Facilitated by Surgical Auditing: A Systematic Review},
  author={Johannes Arthuur Govaert and Anne Charlotte Madeline van Bommel and Wouter Antonie van Dijk and Nicoline Johanneke van Leersum and Robertus Alexandre Eduard Mattheus Tollenaar and Michael Wilhemus Jacobus Maria Wouters},
  booktitle={World Journal of Surgery},
Surgical auditing has been developed in order to benchmark and to facilitate quality improvement. The aim of this review is to determine if auditing combined with systematic feedback of information on process and outcomes of care results in lower costs of surgical care. A systematic search of published literature before 21-08-2013 was conducted in Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library. Articles were selected if they met the inclusion criteria of describing a surgical audit with… CONTINUE READING
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