Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration: a departmental financial comparison in a rural hospital.

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From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 14, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 1,930 words
Lexile Measure: 1320L

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Objective The purpose of this study was to compare the charges and payments associated with bone marrow aspiration and biopsies performed by hematology/oncology specialists versus interventional radiology specialists at Bassett Medical Center located in a rural area of New York State. Charges pertained to what the hospital charged for the procedure and payment refers to the reimbursement the hospital received. Our secondary objectives were to compare specimen quality by procedure and to determine whether body mass index was associated with which specialist performed the procedure. Results The median charge was significantly higher in the interventional radiology group ($5254 USD) compared to the hematology/oncology group ($413 USD), p Keywords: Bone marrow biopsy, Bone marrow aspirate, Rural health, Hematology oncology, Interventional radiology

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A655231828