[Economic evaluation of laparoscopic versus conventional surgery in gastrointestinal surgery]

Callejo-Velasco D, Guerra-Rodríguez M, Blasco-Amaro JA
Record ID 32011001519
Authors' recomendations: The laparoscopic-assisted resection has shown results in terms of overall survival and recurrence similar to those achieved by open surgery. The estimated cost for laparoscopic intervention is slightly higher than open surgery, but seems to accelerate the postoperative recovery time. This implies that none of the two alternatives is clearly superior to the other in terms of efficiency. Therefore, each decision maker at hospital level will assess available human and material resources, and its cost structure to use resources more efficiently.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Laparoscopy
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
Organisation Name: Unidad de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias
Contact Address: Elena Andradas Aragones, Unidad de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias, Agencia Lain Entralgo, C/ Gran Via, 27, 8a, ES-28013 Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 91 3089418; Fax: +34 91 3089458;
Contact Name: elena.andradas@salud.madrid.org
Contact Email: elena.andradas@salud.madrid.org

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