Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 2018 The Blue Health Intelligence® database was queried from 2009 to 2013, identifying women with claims for breast reconstruction. Trends in the incidence of surgery and physician reimbursement were characterized by method and year using regression models.
“Disease-related Expenditures in Chronic Rhinosinusitis Patients After Endoscopic Sinus Surgery”
Journal of Medical Economics, April 2018 Adults (aged 18-64 years) undergoing ESS for CRS in 2012-2015 were identified within the Blue Health Intelligence® database and used to estimate revision rates. Patients with ±1 year of enrollment around the index ESS were used to estimate 1-year healthcare expenditures. Revision ESS rates were evaluated via Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression models. Disease-related healthcare …
“Costs of Cervical Disc Replacement versus Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion”
Spine, April 2015 This was a retrospective, matched cohort analysis of a prospectively collected database of costs and outcomes for patients aged 18 to 60 years, who were continuously enrolled in a Blue Cross Plan contributing data to a claims database. Inclusion criteria were as follows: all patients who were treated surgically with either CDA or ACDF between January 2008 …
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