The Impact of Medical Errors on 90-Day Costs and Outcomes: An Examination of Surgical Patients

@inproceedings{Hellinger2008TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Medical Errors on 90-Day Costs and Outcomes: An Examination of Surgical Patients},
  author={Fred Joseph Hellinger},
  year={2008}
}
Objective To estimate the effect of medical errors on medical expenditures, death, readmissions, and outpatient care within 90 days after surgery. Data Sources 2001-2002 MarketScan insurance claims for 5.6 million enrollees. Study Design The AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) were used to identify 14 PSIs among 161,004 surgeries. We used propensity score matching and multivariate regression analyses to predict expenditures and outcomes attributable to the 14 PSIs. Principal Findings Excess… CONTINUE READING

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