Costs and Financial Decisions in Healthcare


Figure 1. Example of provider variation within open partial nephrectomy. Red broken line represents median supply cost. Surgeon median costs with interquartile range are shown as box plots. Each dot represents supply cost for individual case performed by that provider.


Variation and Predictors of Surgical Case Costs among Urologists. 


Hampson, L. A., Odisho, A. Y., Meng, M. V., & Carroll, P. R. (2017).

Urology practice4(4), 277–284.


Figure 2. Heat map of surgeons’ per-case median supply cost by supply category. In each supply category lighter shading represents lower per-case median supply cost and darker shading represents higher per-case median supply cost


Variation in Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Surgical Costs: Opportunities for High Value Care Delivery. 


Hampson, L. A., Odisho, A. Y., & Meng, M. V. (2018). 

Urology practice5(5), 334–341.


Figure 1. Faculty and trainee responses to question, "How would you describe the current emphasis placed on cost awareness at UCSF?".


Operating Room Supply Cost Awareness: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. 


Schmidt, B., Meng, M. V., & Hampson, L. A. (2019). 

Urology practice6(2), 73–78.