How do costs compare between simultaneous cochlear implantation (SimCI) and sequential cochlear implantation (SeqCI) in adults if all bilaterally deaf patients undergo SeqCI vs. a theoretical model where SimCI is the standard? Bottom line In institutions where only SeqCI is allowed in adults, overall patient management may cost marginally more than if SimCI were practiced. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Plagued by annual increases in health-care premiums for their employees that regularly reach double digits, some US companies are exploring the role of consumer-directed health care with the goal of fostering healthier workers who are more accountable for their own health, thereby reducing the costs of company-provided health insurance.