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Laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery: cost-benefit analysis in a single-center randomized trial.

Authors
  • Braga, Marco
  • Vignali, Andrea
  • Zuliani, Walter
  • Frasson, Matteo
  • Di Serio, Clelia
  • Di Carlo, Valerio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2005
Volume
242
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 16327499
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The present cost-benefit analysis showed a slight additional cost in the LPS group. The better postoperative short-term outcome in patients receiving LPS had a key role to nearly balance the operative room charges due to laparoscopy.

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