Perioperative Hemodynamic Monitoring: MERCI to Predict Economic Impact
Most hemodynamic monitoring techniques have an associated cost. Although difficult to quantify, the cost of their implementation may be significant, particularly for techniques requiring prolonged high-level training, such as echocardiography. These costs, or upfront investments, may be an obstacle to hospital adoption. Importantly, a fair evaluation of the return on investment must take into account the potential savings associated with a reduction in postoperative complications and hospital length of stay.
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