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Table 6 Hospital costs

From: A value-based evaluation of minimally invasive hysterectomy approaches

  LRH LSH RALH TLH LAVH TVH
LOS at $1043/day 208.60 730.10 1147.30 834.40 730.10 1251.60
Equipment1,2 671.00 1915.00 2972.00 1915.00 1915.00 304.00
OR time at 29.22/min1 1577.90 4207.70 3272.60 3710.90 3652.50 3155.80
Anesth at 1.13/min1 61.00 162.70 126.60 143.50 141.30 122.00
Surgeon fee3 1181.00 1018.00 1181.00 1204.00 1181.00 859.00
Postop care (pharmacy + labs)1 353.00 331.00 591.00 530.00 353.00 505.00
Total Est. hospital costs 4052.50 8364.50 9290.50 8337.80 7972.90 6197.40
Entire cohort at patient level
 Mean (SD) 4060.5 (931.9) 8227.1 (1898.9) 9353.8 (2103.9) 8372.1 (2531.8) 8054.5 (2352.6) 6415.8 (2331.1)
 Median 3813.6 7888.3 8852.3 7898 7678.8 5776.3
 Range 2781.7, 10,686.7 3597.8, 16,932.6 6018.7, 19,814.6 3679.3, 23,064.8 4025.7, 24,161.8 3257.3, 19,194.0
 Total cases 756 471 576 361 404 121
  1. LRH laparoscopic retroperitoneal hysterectomy, LSH laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, RALH robotically assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, TLH total laparoscopic hysterectomy, LAVH laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy, TVH total vaginal hysterectomy, LOS length of stay, OR operating room, Anesth anesthesia, Postop postoperative, Labs laboratory, Est estimate
  2. 1Based on the information provided by the hospital billing department
  3. 2Equipment costs provided by the hospital purchase department; equipment used in each procedure provided by senior OR nurse
  4. 3Based on 2014 OB/GYN Surgery Medicare reimbursement rates