Costs of postoperative sepsis: The business case for quality improvement to reduce postoperative sepsis in veterans affairs hospitals

  • Vaughan-Sarrazin M
  • Bayman L
  • Cullen J
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Abstract

To estimate the incremental costs associated with sepsis as a complication of general surgery, controlling for patient risk factors that may affect costs (eg, surgical complexity and comorbidity) and hospital-level variation in costs.

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Authors

  • Mary S. Vaughan-Sarrazin

  • Levent Bayman

  • Joseph J. Cullen

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