The cost benefit of changing protocols in the management of intussusception.

@article{Stein1997TheCB,
  title={The cost benefit of changing protocols in the management of intussusception.},
  author={James Earl Stein and Spencer W Beasley and Ethna Phelan},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={
          330-1
        }
}
BACKGROUND At a time when pressure is being applied to healthcare systems to reduce costs and improve efficiency, both the medical and financial implications of changing practices need to be documented. METHODS A review was undertaken of 703 patients with intussusception, treated during a 10-year period from 1983. RESULTS This review showed that changes to the protocol for the management of intussusception have not only benefited the patient by reducing the morbidity and the operative rate… CONTINUE READING
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