Cost-efficient radical prostatectomy

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Abstract

Radical retropubic prostatectomy is an easily standardized procedure with reproducible outcomes. Care has been standardized at our institution through the use of a collaborative care approach that defines the optimal care and outcomes for the ideal patient on a daily basis. This approach is based on an objective evaluation of the available medical literature. With this program, hospital charges have been reduced by 41% and hospital stay has been reduced to 2.9 days. Surgical outcomes have been excellent with low morbidity rates and excellent patient acceptance. Collaborative care programs for health care provide a comprehensive approach that allows for the delivery of cost-efficient care, which is supportive of the patient and allows continual refinement in care based on objective analysis of outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-203
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Urologic Oncology
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 2 1995

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Keywords

  • cost efficiency
  • quality of care
  • radical prostatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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