Comparing five alternative methods of breast reconstruction surgery: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Grover2013ComparingFA,
  title={Comparing five alternative methods of breast reconstruction surgery: a cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Ritwik Grover and William V. Padula and Michael van Vliet and Emily B. Ridgway},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={132 5},
  pages={709e-723e}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of five standardized procedures for breast reconstruction to delineate the best reconstructive approach in postmastectomy patients in the settings of nonirradiated and irradiated chest walls. METHODS A decision tree was used to model five breast reconstruction procedures from the provider perspective to evaluate cost-effectiveness. Procedures included autologous flaps with pedicled tissue, autologous flaps with free… CONTINUE READING
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