The economics of vein disease

Clifford Sales, Joan Podnos, Jonathan Levison

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Abstract

The management of cosmetic vein problems requires a very different approach than that for the majority of most other vascular disorders that occur in a vascular surgery practice. This article focuses on the business aspects of a cosmetic vein practice, with particular attention to the uniqueness of these issues. Managing patient expectations is critical to the success of a cosmetic vein practice. Maneuvering within the insurance can be difficult and frustrating for both the patient and the practice. Practices should use cost accounting principles to evaluate the success of their vein work. Vein surgery-especially if performed within the office-can undergo an accurate break-even analysis to determine its profitability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-330
Number of pages4
JournalPerspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Veins
Economics
Cosmetics
Blood Vessels
Insurance
Costs and Cost Analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Sales, Clifford ; Podnos, Joan ; Levison, Jonathan. / The economics of vein disease. In: Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. 2007 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 327-330.
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