Where are the costs in perioperative care? Analysis of hospital costs and charges for inpatient surgical care.

@article{Macario1995WhereAT,
  title={Where are the costs in perioperative care? Analysis of hospital costs and charges for inpatient surgical care.},
  author={Alex Macario and T S Vitez and Barbara Dunn and Thomas T McDonald},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={1138-44}
}
BACKGROUND Many health-care institutions are emphasizing cost reduction programs as a primary tool for managing profitability. The goal of this study was to elucidate the proportion of anesthesia costs relative to perioperative costs as determined by charges and actual costs. METHODS Costs and charges for 715 inpatients undergoing either discectomy (n = 234), prostatectomy (n = 152), appendectomy (n = 122) or laparoscopic cholecystectomy (n = 207) were retrospectively analyzed at Stanford… CONTINUE READING

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