This cost assessment calculator is intended to assist surgeons and surgical departments to estimate patients‘ overall cost by bypassing troublesome bureaucracy. Cost can be calculated for cholecystectomy, colon, rectum, liver, pancreas and bariatric surgery as well as for liver transplantation. Next to the type of surgery, the only additional information needed is patient’s age and overall CCI® at 3 months postoperative. The result is the median cost of same-aged patients with an equal amount of complications within this specific surgery group. This novel way of cost assessment facilitates to keep control over surgical case cost, however, does not replace cost compilation by hospital administration.
The exchange rate used for cost calculation is updated daily, therefore slight variances in results may occur.
The individual use of the calculator is free of charge. If use for registries, databases or trials a small fee may be charged. Please contact us for evaluation.