J Vasc Surg 2020 11 12;72(5):1691-1700.e5. Epub 2020 Mar 12.
Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY; Department of Anesthesiology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. Electronic address:
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine differences in mortality after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair based on insurance type.
Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, data from all-payer patients in nonpsychiatric hospitals in New York, Maryland, Florida, Kentucky, and California from January 2007 to December 2014 (excluding California, ending December 2011) were extracted from the State Inpatient Databases, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. There were 90,102 patients ≥18 years old with available insurance data who underwent open AAA repair or endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification procedure codes 3844, 3925, and 3971. Read More