Journal article

Postoperative complications and hospital costs following small bowel resection surgery

Dong-Kyu Lee, Ashlee Frye, Maleck Louis, Anoop Ninan Koshy, Shervin Tosif, Matthew Yii, Ronald Ma, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Marcos Vinicius Perini, Rinaldo Bellomo, Laurence Weinberg

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Postoperative complications after major gastrointestinal surgery are a major contributor to hospital costs. Thus, reducing postoperative complications is a key target for cost-containment strategies. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between postoperative complications and hospital costs following small bowel resection. METHODS: Postoperative complications were recorded for 284 adult patients undergoing major small bowel resection surgery between January 2013 and June 2018. Complications were defined and graded according to the Clavien-Dindo classification system. In-hospital cost of index admission was calculated using an activity-based costing methodology; it was reported i..

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