Health economic analysis of costs of laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal cancer within a randomized trial (COLOR II)

Previous studies regarding the comparative costs of laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal cancer provide ambiguous conclusions, and there are no large randomized trials or long-term follow-up. A prospective cost-minimization analysis was carried out by using data of clinical resource use from the randomized controlled trial COLOR II. Some data needed for… CONTINUE READING