Symptomatic gallbladder stones. Cost-effectiveness of treatment with extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, conventional and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

@article{Go1995SymptomaticGS,
  title={Symptomatic gallbladder stones. Cost-effectiveness of treatment with extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, conventional and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={P M Go and Mark F J Stolk and Hugo Obertop and Carsten Dirksen and D H van der Elst and A. Ament and Karel Johannes van Erpecum and Gerard P. Van Berge Henegouwen and Dirk. J. Gouma},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={37-41}
}
In order to strike the most favorable balance between health benefits and costs, three treatment modalities for symptomatic cholelithiasis were compared in a cost-effectiveness study: extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL), conventional cholecystectomy (CC), and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Data were analyzed from 55 patients who were treated by ESWL, 45 patients who had CC, and 47 patients who had LC. The study was performed by analysis of patients charts and a written… CONTINUE READING