Articles tagged with "costs"

Reducing Hospital Costs for Patients Undergoing TL/BND

What factors influence intraoperative and postoperative costs associated with total laryngectomy (TL) and bilateral neck dissection (BND)? Background: Given the current environment of health care reform, the ability to respond to the financial challenges ahead requires an understanding of the drivers of cost variation for surgical procedures. Only by examining both the costs associated with specific […]

Is Comprehensive ASNHL Screening Always Needed?

What are the costs and diagnostic yield of screening patients presenting with asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss (ASNHL)? Background: The magnitude of workup on a patient with ASNHL of an uncertain onset or chronic nature is a problem commonly encountered by otolaryngologists. The typical comprehensive workup includes a number of expensive tests, including a battery of serologic […]