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Table 3 Potential annual cost-savings for reduced adverse events for colorectal cancer surgery by surgical caseload (AU$ 2009)

From: Potential hospital cost-savings attributed to improvements in outcomes for colorectal cancer surgery following self-audit

% reduction in adverse events No. cases Mean cost-saving
$
(95% CI)
$
50% (baseline) 1 2,436 904 - 4,463
  20 48,720 18,080 - 89,260
  40 97,440 36,160 - 178,520
  70 170,520 63,280 - 312,410
25% (small effect) 1 1,248 99 - 3,149
  20 24,960 1,980 - 62,980
  40 49,920 3,960 - 125,960
  70 87,360 6,930 - 220,430
75% (large effect) 1 3,636 1,580 - 6,047
  20 72,720 31,600 - 120,940
  40 145,440 63,200 - 241,880
  70 254,520 110,600 - 423,290