Reorganizing the system of care surrounding laparoscopic surgery: a cost-effectiveness analysis using discrete-event simulation.

@article{Stahl2004ReorganizingTS,
  title={Reorganizing the system of care surrounding laparoscopic surgery: a cost-effectiveness analysis using discrete-event simulation.},
  author={James E. Stahl and David Rattner and Richard A. Wiklund and Jessica Lester and Molly T. Beinfeld and Guy Scott Gazelle},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={461-71}
}
PURPOSE To determine the cost-effectiveness of a proposed reorganization of surgical and anesthesia care to balance patient volume and safety. METHODS Discrete-event simulation methods were used to compare current surgical practice with a new modular system in which patient care is handed off between 2 anesthesiologists. A health care system's perspective… CONTINUE READING