Source: HPN Online



Despite the significant contribution of surgical spending to healthcare costs, most surgeons are unaware of their operating room (OR) costs. A study published in JAMA Surgery looked at the association of costs in the operating room.

The study showed that providing cost scorecards to surgeons during 1 year, combined with a small financial departmental incentive and identification of physician cost-saving champions, was associated with a significant reduction in surgical supply costs compared with surgeons who did not receive scorecards but were still eligible for the same financial incentive.

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