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Comment & Response
November 2016

Economic Impact of Surgical Complications on Hospitals

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, England
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(11):1089-1090. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2307

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.

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