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A Multi-institutional Analysis of Insurance Status as a Predictor of Morbidity Following Breast Reconstruction.

Authors
  • Vieira, Brittany L
  • Lanier, Steven T
  • Mlodinow, Alexei S
  • Bethke, Kevin P
  • Murphy, Robert X Jr
  • Hume, Keith M
  • Gutowski, Karol A
  • Fine, Neil A
  • Kim, John Y S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Global Open
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2014
Volume
2
Issue
11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000207
PMID: 25506538
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study is the first to investigate the differential effects of payer status on outcomes following breast reconstruction. Our results suggest that Medicaid and Medicare insurance status does not independently predict increased overall complication rates following breast reconstruction. This finding underscores the commitment of the plastic surgery community to providing consistent care for patients, irrespective of insurance status.

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