HEALTH CARE COSTS OF LARYNGEAL SURGERY

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Abstract

ABSTRACT

The total costs of various laryngeal surgeries were considered from initial visit through one year postoperatively. For the four most widely used procedures, average costs were: laryngoscopy with biopsy, $1,000.00; hemilaryngectomy, $5,035.00; total laryngectomy, $6,010.00; and supraglottic laryngectomy and neck dissection, $12,096.00. Most ancillary service charges decrease as length of hospitalization increases except for pharmacy and respiratory therapy. Physicians whose decisions affect health care should also take cognizance of health care costs.

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