Costs and quality of life after endoscopic repair of inguinal hernia vs open tension-free repair: a review

The ongoing debate about the relative merits of endoscopic (EH) vs open mesh herniorrhaphy (OH) prompts the need for comparisons of outcome measures other than recurrence. Therefore, we reviewed data on the costs, time to return to work, quality of life (QoL), and pain associated with EH and OH. Studies comparing EH to OH and explicitly involving costs or… (More)