Cost analysis of metallic ureteral stents with 12 months of follow-up.

@article{Taylor2012CostAO,
  title={Cost analysis of metallic ureteral stents with 12 months of follow-up.},
  author={Eric R. Taylor and Aaron D. Benson and Bradley F. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={917-21}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The metallic ureteral stent was first developed for patients with ureteral obstruction related to malignant disease, but it can be used in all patients needing chronic indwelling ureteral stents, including those with benign disease. The traditional method of polymer stent management often necessitates multiple exchanges per year depending on patient and logistical factors. This has significant direct financial cost and likely a negative effect on patients' overall health… CONTINUE READING
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