November 13, 2012
Program Result Report
From November 2010 through March 2012, the California Quality Collaborative (CQC) conducted an evaluation of its regional improvement effort aimed at reducing unnecessary services and engaging physicians in improving efficiency of resource use.
May 28, 2012
This study examines the cost of care for acute appendicitis in different health care facilities in California. The researchers note that despite comparing similar services using a relatively strict definition of uncomplicated appendicitis, California hospitals charge inconsistently.
April 24, 2012
Human Capital Blog
An appendectomy in California could cost anywhere from $1,500 to more than $180,000, even at the same hospital or within the same county, according to a study led by RWJF Physician Faculty Scholar Renee Y. Hsia, MD, MSc. The study, published this we ...