The implications of hospital acquired adverse events on mortality, length of stay and costs for patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.

@article{Kim2012TheIO,
  title={The implications of hospital acquired adverse events on mortality, length of stay and costs for patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.},
  author={Simon P Kim and Nilay D. Shah and Robert Jeffrey Karnes and Christopher J. Weight and Igor Frank and James P. Moriarty and Leona C. Han and Bijan J Borah and Matthew K. Tollefson and Stephen Anthony Boorjian},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2012},
  volume={187 6},
  pages={
          2011-7
        }
}
PURPOSE The incidence of hospital acquired adverse events in radical cystectomy and their implications for hospital outcomes and costs remain poorly described. We describe the incidence of hospital acquired adverse events in radical cystectomy, and characterize its relationship with in-hospital mortality, length of stay and hospitalization costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified 10,856 patients who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer at 1,175 hospitals in the Nationwide… CONTINUE READING
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