Surgonomics: the costs of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Surgical care costs continue to rise at a rate greater than overall U.S. economic growth. Government and industry have vowed to slow the growth of health care spending. Prospective payment systems using the Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) mechanism are being phased in for payment of in-patient hospital care. One expected effect of the DRG payment scheme is a… CONTINUE READING