To the Editor We would like to thank Healy et al1 for their study analyzing the economic impact of surgical complications on hospitals owing to recent policy changes. They conclude that hospitals will incur a financial burden because of a decrease in the overall profit margin from 5.8% for patients without complications to 0.1% for patients with complications.
Chidambaram S, Goh EL, Erridge S. Economic Impact of Surgical Complications on Hospitals. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(11):1089-1090. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2307