Cost-effectiveness of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for malignant hepatic neoplasms.

@article{Shetty2001CosteffectivenessOP,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for malignant hepatic neoplasms.},
  author={Sanjay K. Shetty and Max P. Rosen and Vassilios D Raptopoulos and Shraga Nahum Goldberg},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 7},
  pages={823-33}
}
PURPOSE Percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation is a promising technique for the treatment of hepatic malignancies. However, its cost-effectiveness has not been established. The purpose of this study is to determine the cost-effectiveness of RF ablation compared to palliative care in the treatment of hepatocellular cancer and colorectal liver metastases. This study also seeks to evaluate the effects of transition from traditional to newly implemented prospective outpatient reimbursement… CONTINUE READING