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Measuring the Value of Surgery in the Pay-for-Performance Era
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The task of defining and improving the value in surgery is the subject of two studies that offer insight into the challenges and rewards of measuring success in the pay-for-performance era.

Published in the April edition of The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the studies take different paths to the same conclusion: value-based analysis of complex surgical procedures offers a powerful tool for providers trying to find ways to improve outcomes and reduce costs in the operating room.