Managed Care
Disease
Management

DRG

Peer-Reviewed
Santosh J. Agarwal, BPharm, MS
Gary V. Delhougne, JD, MHA
Levi Citrin, JD
Jill E. Sackman, DVM, PhD

One of the reasons costs rise is because technology keeps getting better. That does not always have be the case, however. MIS is worth adopting, this study indicates, because it has demonstrated both clinical benefits and a reduction in hospital cost per case when used for colectomy, hysterectomy, and thoracic resection.