Patient data on electronic devices

Clinical and economic burden of colorectal and bariatric anastomotic leaks

Published in Surgical Endoscopy

Authored by Christina L. Cool, David Gregory and Sang W. Lee

Anastomotic leaks cause a significant clinical and economic burden on patients undergoing bariatric and colorectal surgeries. Current literature shows a wide variation in incidence of anastomotic leaks and a significant gap in associated economic metrics. This analysis utilized claims data to quantify the full episode-of-care cost burden of leaks following colorectal and bariatric surgeries.


Lee, S.W., Gregory, D. & Cool, C.L. Surg Endosc (2019).

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