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BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 May 22;13:186. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-186.

Incidence and costs of bleeding-related complications in French hospitals following surgery for various diagnoses.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Limited information is available on the epidemiology and economics of bleeding during surgery in France.

METHOD:

The objective of this study was to examine the incidence, costs and length of stay (LOS) of bleeding-related complications during various surgical procedures.

RESULTS:

Amongst all 88 different surgical DRGs recognised by the French database 24 (totalling 321,657 hospitalisations) yielded WB rates ≥10% (range 10.3-25.3%). The highest DRG rates were for transplantations, cardiac and major orthopaedic surgery, vascular and solid organ surgery.

CONCLUSIONS:

The present study for France demonstrates a significant increase of hospital LOS and associated costs following post-surgical bleeding, supporting the need for blood conservation strategies.

PMID:
23692862
PMCID:
PMC3668216
DOI:
10.1186/1472-6963-13-186
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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