This large cohort found the contribution margin in patients who suffered a post surgical complication was actually higher for most payers, compared to patients who did not suffer a complication. Unfortunately, in the short term, reducing complications may have a negative financial impact on hospitals (abstract).
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.