Comparative outcomes of open versus laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy among medicare beneficiaries

@article{Khan2013ComparativeOO,
  title={Comparative outcomes of open versus laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy among medicare beneficiaries},
  author={Aqsa A. Khan and Marianna Alperin and Ning Wu and James Quentin Clemens and Emily Dubina and Chris L. Pashos and Jennifer T Anger},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={1883-1891}
}
Since the first reported laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy in 1991, a limited number of single-center studies have attempted to assess the procedure’s effectiveness and safety. Therefore, we analyzed a national Medicare database to compare real-world short-term outcomes of open and laparoscopically assisted (including robotic) sacrocolpopexy in a United States sample of patients. Public Use File data for a 5 % random national sample of all Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older were obtained from… CONTINUE READING

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