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Cost management of coronary artery bypass surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16134429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery bypass is one of the most expensive operative procedures in the US. Considerable cost variation exists among hospitals across the country, and considerable variation in supply cost exists among surgeons. Implementation of "Best Practice Model" can reduce variable cost as much as $1300 per patient. Cost reduction is possible without sacrificing quality and outcome. Hospitals should develop a specialized team of stakeholders to manage cost and quality of coronary artery bypass surgery. Coronary artery bypass surgery is one of the most frequently performed operations in the US, and also one of the largest resource drains in our healthcare system. The purpose of this research is to examine hospital costs for coronary artery bypass surgery and to identify opportunities to reduce costs without sacrificing quality and outcome.
Sibu P Saha; Karen S Hill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0023-0294     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ky Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-01     Completed Date:  2005-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505615     Medline TA:  J Ky Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Gill Heart Institute (UK), Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, KY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Benchmarking* / economics
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects,  economics*,  instrumentation
Efficiency, Organizational
Hospital Costs / statistics & numerical data*
Length of Stay
Patient Care Management* / economics
Quality Assurance, Health Care*
Resource Allocation
Surgery Department, Hospital / economics*
Surgical Equipment / economics
Treatment Outcome
United States

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