Journal article

The financial impact of postoperative complications following liver resection

Luka Cosic, Ronald Ma, Leonid Churilov, David Debono, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Christopher Christophi, Laurence Weinberg

Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the financial burden of complications and examine the cost differentials between complicated and uncomplicated hospital stays, including the differences in cost due to extent of resection and operative technique.Liver resection carries a high financial cost. Despite improvements in perioperative care, postoperative morbidity remains high. The contribution of postoperative complications to the cost of liver resection is poorly quantified, and there is little data to help guide cost containment strategies.Complications for 317 consecutive adult patients undergoing liver resection were recorded using the Clavien-Dindo classification. Patients were stratifie..

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