Cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic vs open resection for colon and rectal cancer.

@article{Jensen2012CosteffectivenessOL,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic vs open resection for colon and rectal cancer.},
  author={Christine C. Jensen and Leela M. Prasad and Herand Abcarian},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={1017-23}
}
BACKGROUND Whether laparoscopic surgery for colon and rectal cancer is cost-effective in comparison with open surgery remains unclear, because laparoscopic surgery results in shorter hospital stays but is associated with increased equipment costs. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic versus open surgery for colon and rectal cancer, incorporating factors not included in previous cost-effectiveness studies. DESIGN A decision analysis model was… CONTINUE READING

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