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Economic evaluation of open versus laparoscopic hernia repair: some pragmatic considerations for the measurement of costs

McIntosh, E., Donaldson, C., and Grant, A. (1998) Economic evaluation of open versus laparoscopic hernia repair: some pragmatic considerations for the measurement of costs. Surgical Innovation, 5 (4). pp. 242-247. ISSN 1553-3506 (doi:10.1177/155335069800500408)

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Abstract

Laparoscopic hernia repair costs more than open repair. This increase in cost largely is because of the use of disposables. Indirect cost benefits of laparoscopic procedure because of a more rapid return to normal activity are different to calculate but may be present for select groups of patients.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):McIntosh, Dr Emma
Authors: McIntosh, E., Donaldson, C., and Grant, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Journal Name:Surgical Innovation
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:1553-3506
ISSN (Online):1553-3514

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