Variation in Inpatient Tonsillectomy Costs Within and Between US Hospitals Attributable to Postoperative Complications

@article{Sun2013VariationII,
  title={Variation in Inpatient Tonsillectomy Costs Within and Between US Hospitals Attributable to Postoperative Complications},
  author={G. Sun and K. Auger and O. Aliu and S. Patrick and S. Demonner and Matthew M Davis},
  journal={Medical Care},
  year={2013},
  volume={51},
  pages={1048–1054}
}
Background:Tonsillectomy is the second most common inpatient procedure in US children. However, the factors that influence tonsillectomy-related costs are unknown. Objective:The objective of the study was to describe variation in US inpatient tonsillectomy costs and examine whether postoperative complications contribute to these disparities in costs. Research Design:This is a retrospective cohort study of the 2009 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Hierarchical, mixed-effects linear regression… Expand
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