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Title: Quantifying the cost of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.
Authors: Smart, Philip;Castles, Lindsay
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. philip.smart@austin.org.au
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2012
Citation: Anz Journal of Surgery 2012; 82(11): 809-12
Abstract: Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair has been widely adopted. While the clinical advantages and disadvantages are well-quantified, the economic cost is less well-studied.A retrospective audit and case review of a single-centre public hospital consecutive case series was performed using data captured from real-time stock usage tracking technology and review of electronic medical records.Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair requires 11-min (21%) extra theatre time and costs $1268 (370%) more for single-use disposable equipment and prostheses.Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair does not require significantly more theatre time, but has a higher short-term in-hospital cost. Repair technique should be tailored according to patient factors.
Internal ID Number: 22963428
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/11563
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06189.x
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22963428
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Costs and Cost Analysis
Female
Hernia, Inguinal.economics.surgery
Herniorrhaphy.economics.methods
Humans
Laparoscopy.economics
Male
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult
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