Hospital cost of complications associated with coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

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Aged; Comorbidity; Coronary Artery Bypass; Cost Allocation; Data Interpretation, Statistical; Databases, Factual; Female; Hospital Costs; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; Middle Aged; Models, Economic; Postoperative Complications


Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research


We identified 6,791 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) cases using the Massachusetts hospital discharge data to quantify the contribution of complications to the cost of a hospitalization for CABG. After adjusting for in-hospital mortality and baseline clinical severity as other contributors to cost, the additional costs associated with complications were substantial.

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Citation: Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jun 15;79(12):1680-2. Link to article on publisher's site

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The American journal of cardiology

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