Variation in hospital resource use and cost among surgical procedures using topical absorbable hemostats

  title={Variation in hospital resource use and cost among surgical procedures using topical absorbable hemostats},
  author={Derek C. Martyn and Lisa M. Meckley and Gavin S Miyasato and Sangtaeck Lim and Jerome B. Riebman and Richard Kocharian and Jillian G Scaife and Yajing Rao and Mitra Corral},
  journal={ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR},
  pages={567 - 574}
Background Adjunctive hemostats are used to assist with the control of intraoperative bleeding. The most common types are flowables, gelatins, thrombins, and oxidized regenerated celluloses (ORCs). In the US, Surgicel® products are the only US Food and Drug Administration-approved ORCs. Objective To compare the outcomes of health care resource utilization (HRU) and costs associated with using ORCs compared to other adjunctive hemostats (OAHs are defined as flowables, gelatins, and topical… 

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