Cost savings in outpatient versus inpatient reduction mammaplasty

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dc.contributor.author Carpelan, A.
dc.contributor.author Kauhanen, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-20T22:06:18Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-17T18:47:08Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11
dc.identifier.citation Carpelan , A & Kauhanen , S 2016 , ' Cost savings in outpatient versus inpatient reduction mammaplasty ' , Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery , vol. 69 , no. 11 , pp. 1486-1489 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2016.05.008
dc.identifier.other PURE: 77062480
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: b1920aa7-a163-401c-bc33-e0b69a9a7f67
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000388293400009
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84977575492
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/229849
dc.description.abstract Background and aims: Reduction mammaplasties are increasingly performed as outpatient procedures. Cost savings are assumed, but published data on the subject are scarce. The aim of this study was to retrospectively determine the possible cost savings achieved by performing reduction mammaplasties as outpatient procedures. Material and methods: Reduction mammaplasty was performed for 90 outpatients and 44 inpatients, with comparable health status. Demographic, surgical, and complication data were collected retrospectively. Data on the costs of the entire treatment process were acquired and statistical analyses performed. Results: The average total cost of the process was 5039(sic)for inpatients and 4114(sic)for outpatients. Thus, the total costs were 925(sic) (18%) lower for the outpatient procedures. On average, cost saving per patient was 294(sic) (43%) onward expenditures. Higher ward expenditure was a statistically significant cause of the increased cost of the inpatient group on uni- and multivariable analyses; however, for total costs, the effects of complications and reoperations were significant. Conclusions: Reduction mammaplasty performed as an outpatient procedure results in up to 18% cost savings compared with inpatient treatment. (C) 2016 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Reduction mammaplasty
dc.subject Outpatient surgery
dc.subject Cost savings
dc.subject Complications
dc.subject BREAST REDUCTION
dc.subject COMPLICATIONS
dc.subject 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
dc.title Cost savings in outpatient versus inpatient reduction mammaplasty en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Plastiikkakirurgian yksikkö
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization Department of Surgery
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2016.05.008
dc.relation.issn 1748-6815
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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