Is it worth offering a routine laparoscopic cholecystectomy in developing countries? A Thailand case study

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OBJECTIVE The study aims to investigate whether laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is a cost-effective strategy for managing gallbladder-stone disease compared to the conventional open cholecystectomy (OC) in a Thai setting. DESIGN AND SETTING Using a societal perspective a cost-utility analysis was employed to measure programme cost and effectiveness of… (More)

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