Costs for Bowel Procedures by Hospital

Average dollars paid for major small and large bowel procedures at Georgia hospitals (DRG code 330) compared to the number of procedures performed.

While there does seem to be a relantionship between more procedures being performed and lower average costs, it does not seem to be a simple linear relationship. Contrary to that idea,there are numerous hospitals with small numbers of procedures and low average costs.

Source: Hospital Charge Data, (Fiscal Year 2011)