Hospital charges for Nissen fundoplication and other laparoscopic procedures

@article{Apelgren1996HospitalCF,
  title={Hospital charges for Nissen fundoplication and other laparoscopic procedures},
  author={Keith N. Apelgren},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={1996},
  volume={10},
  pages={359-360}
}
I write in response to the letter written by J. L. Sosa, entitled "Hospital charges for Nissen fundoplication" [11]. That letter responds to an invited commentary [2] which I wrote on an article on hospital charges for laparoscopic and open Nissen fundoplication [7]. Dr. Sosa makes several points to which I would like to respond. He comments that Nissen fundoplication can be done with a 23-h stay. Although this policy has recently been reported [8], it is not common practice. Over all, the… CONTINUE READING
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