Understanding pre-enrollment surgical outcomes for hospitals participating in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations.

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BACKGROUND To anticipate the effects of accountable care organizations (ACOs) on surgical care, we examined pre-enrollment utilization, outcomes, and costs of inpatient surgery among hospitals currently enrolled in Medicare ACOs vs nonenrolling facilities. METHODS Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2007 to 2011), we compared patient and hospital… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.07.021

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