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. (doi:10.1177/155335069800500408)
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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.
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||McIntosh, Professor 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|