Gastroschisis: the cost of an epidemic.

@article{Keys2008GastroschisisTC,
  title={Gastroschisis: the cost of an epidemic.},
  author={Charles Keys and Melanie Drewett and David M. Burge},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={654-7}
}
BACKGROUND The rising incidence of gastroschisis has been highlighted by the Department of Health as a growing concern. As well as the health implications for the increasing number of affected infants, this increase in incidence will have an impact of the costs of health care. This study was undertaken to estimate the financial cost of treating this condition in one tertiary neonatal surgical center. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of all patients admitted to a tertiary… CONTINUE READING

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