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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|
|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|
Aged, 80 and over
Costs and Cost Analysis
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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