A new study using clinical outcomes data from MSQC and claims data from the Michigan Value Collaborative showed that “modifiable risk factors, such as obesity, insulin-dependent diabetes, and unhealthy alcohol use, were associated with adverse outcomes after Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair.”
Conclusion: targeted prehabilitation programs – such as those being developed by MSQC – may improve outcomes and decrease episode-of-care costs.
Howard R, Thompson M, Fan Z, Englesbe M, Dimick JB, Telem DA. Costs Associated With Modifiable Risk Factors in Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(11):e1916330. doi: https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.16330