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Costs Associated With Modifiable Risk Factors in Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair.

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Summary of "Costs Associated With Modifiable Risk Factors in Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair."

Ventral and incisional hernia repair (VIHR) is an extremely common operation, after which complications are also fairly common. A number of preoperative risk factors are known to contribute to increased complications after surgical repair; however, the individual relative association of these risk factors with adverse outcomes and increased spending is unclear. Quantifying the association of individual risk factors may help surgeons implement targeted surgical optimization, improve outcomes, and reduce spending.

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Name: JAMA network open
ISSN: 2574-3805
Pages: e1916330

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