Cost comparison for laparoscopic nephrectomy and open nephrectomy: analysis of individual parameters.


OBJECTIVES To identify the cost components of laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN) that could be targeted to reduce the cost of the procedure. LN is typically more costly than open nephrectomy (ON) because of longer operative times and the use of disposable equipment. METHODS We compared the overall cost and individual cost centers for uncomplicated LN (n = 11… (More)