Variation in the cost-of-rescue among medicare patients with complications following hepatopancreatic surgery.

Affiliation

Division of Surgical Oncology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and James Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The relationship of expenditures related to rescuing patients from complications and hospital quality has not been well characterized. We sought to examine the relationship between payments for treating post-operative complications after liver and pancreas surgery and hospital quality.