The Financial burden of reexcising incompletely excised soft tissue sarcomas: A cost analysis

Vignesh K. Alamanda, Gadini O. Delisca, Shannon L. Mathis, Kristin R. Archer, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, Mark W. Miller, Kelly C. Homlar, Jennifer L. Halpern, Herbert S. Schwartz, Ginger E. Holt

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Abstract

Background: Although survival outcomes have been evaluated between those undergoing a planned primary excision and those undergoing a reexcision following an unplanned resection, the financial implications associated with a reexcision have yet to be elucidated. Methods: A query for financial data (professional, technical, indirect charges) for soft tissue sarcoma excisions from 2005 to 2008 was performed. A total of 304 patients (200 primary excisions and 104 reexcisions) were identified. Wilcoxon rank sum tests and χ 2 or Fisher's exact tests were used to compare differences in demographics and tumor characteristics. Multivariable linear regression analyses were performed with bootstrapping techniques. Results: The average professional charge for a primary excision was $9,694 and $12,896 for a reexcision (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2808-2814
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Surgical Oncology
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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