TDABC to Identify Patients Incurring High Inpatient Cost for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

As payment models shift toward a focus on value, an accurate understanding of surgical costs and preoperative correlates of high-cost patients is important for effective implementation of cost-saving strategies. This study used time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) to explore inpatient cost of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and to identify preoperative characteristics of high-cost patients.