Cost and benefit of the trained laparoscopic team

  title={Cost and benefit of the trained laparoscopic team},
  author={Thomas A. Kenyon and M. P. Lenker and Timothy W Bax and Lee Swanstrom},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Background: In spite of the emergence of laparoscopic cholecystectomy as the gold standard for treatment of symptomatic gallstones, questions still remain regarding its overall cost effectiveness, especially at low-volume centers where operating room (OR) time and operative complications are higher. We hypothesize that the presence of a well-organized, dedicated laparoscopic OR team will improve surgical outcomes for this procedure. This study compares the operative results of an advanced and a… CONTINUE READING
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