Prospective development of a cost-efficient program for radical retropubic prostatectomy

Michael Koch, Joseph A. Smith, Elizabeth M. Hodge, Roy A. Brandell

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Objectives: We designed and implemented a broad-based program to decreasecosts while maintaining quality of care in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy. Methods: This program initially involved identification of factors that contribute to patientcosts after radical prostatectomy and elimination or control of items that were deemed unnecessary. Patient care was standardized with a collaborative care pathway coordinated by a clinical nurse specialist and that served as a goal for each case. Results: Length of total hospital stay was reduced from a mean of 5.7 days to 3.6 days after full implementation of the program (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-318
Number of pages8
JournalUrology
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Prostatectomy
Nurse Clinicians
Costs and Cost Analysis
Quality of Health Care
Length of Stay
Patient Care

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Prospective development of a cost-efficient program for radical retropubic prostatectomy. / Koch, Michael; Smith, Joseph A.; Hodge, Elizabeth M.; Brandell, Roy A.

In: Urology, Vol. 44, No. 3, 1994, p. 311-318.

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Koch, Michael ; Smith, Joseph A. ; Hodge, Elizabeth M. ; Brandell, Roy A. / Prospective development of a cost-efficient program for radical retropubic prostatectomy. In: Urology. 1994 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 311-318.
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