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Costs of complications in complex cancer surgery

Errors in surgical care for cancer patients may seem infrequent, but the costs associated with them are extremely high, according to a new study authored by Marah Short and Vivian Ho. Short, a senior research analyst at the Health Policy Forum, and Vivian Ho, chair in health economics, found that improved patient outcomes and substantial health care savings could be achieved by targeting these complicating factors for quality improvement.

Read a Jan. 7, 2014, article about the study here.

Click here to read "The influence of complications on the costs of complex cancer surgery," published in the journal Cancer on Dec. 30, 2013.