Cost-effective Minimally Invasive Surgery: What Procedures Make Sense?

Abstract

Because laparoscopic surgery has emerged during a time of medical cost-consciousness, emphasis has been placed on the economic implications of this emerging field. The cost of these procedures, however, is just one component in determining their overall value to most of the stakeholders in the health care system. The value of a treatment is proportional to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/PL00012317

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