[Medico-economic evaluation of treatment of inguinal hernia: Shouldice vs. laparoscopy].


Between May 1994 and September 1995, 64 men were included in a randomized prospective study comparing conventional Shouldice repair (S group) and transperitoneal laparoscopic repair with polypropylene mesh (L group). Cost evaluation was divided into distinct parts: drugs, non usable surgical materials, medico-technical procedures food and employees costs… (More)


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