Primary payer status affects mortality for major surgical operations Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Medicaid
  • Medically Uninsured
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative

abstract

  • Medicaid and Uninsured payer status confers increased risk-adjusted mortality. Medicaid was further associated with the greatest adjusted length of stay and total costs despite risk factors or operation. These differences serve as an important proxy for larger socioeconomic and health system-related issues that could be targeted to improve surgical outcomes for US Patients.

publication date

  • September 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3071622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181e8fd75

PubMed ID

  • 20647910

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 544

end page

  • 50; discussion 550-1

volume

  • 252

number

  • 3