Follow-up costs increase the cost disparity between endovascular and open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

@article{Hayter2005FollowupCI,
  title={Follow-up costs increase the cost disparity between endovascular and open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.},
  author={Catherine L Hayter and Stephen R Bradshaw and Robert J. Allen and Murali Guduguntla and David T A Hardman},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={912-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study compared the hospital and follow-up costs of patients who have undergone endovascular (EVAR) or open (OR) elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. METHODS The records of 195 patients (EVAR, n = 55; OR, n = 140) who underwent elective aortic aneurysm repair between 1995 and 2004 were reviewed. Primary costing data were analyzed for 54 EVAR and 135 OR patients. Hospital costs were divided into preoperative, operative, and postoperative costs. Follow-up costs for EVAR… CONTINUE READING

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