Reduced hospitalization cost for patients with pectus excavatum treated using minimally invasive surgery

@article{Inge2002ReducedHC,
  title={Reduced hospitalization cost for patients with pectus excavatum treated using minimally invasive surgery},
  author={Thomas H. Inge and Elizabeth Owings and Chris J Blewett and Claire E Baldwin and William Cain and William Michael Hardin and Keith E. Georgeson},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2002},
  volume={17},
  pages={1609-1613}
}
Background: Currently, few data exist regarding the relative costs associated with open and minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair. The aim of this study was to compare the surgical and hospitalization costs for these two surgical techniques and to identify factors responsible for cost differences. Methods: A retrospective review of hospital charts, patient and parent questionnaires, and hospital accounting records was performed for 68 patients who underwent surgical correction of pectus… CONTINUE READING
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