The costs of conventional cholecystectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and biliary lithotripsy - nonsystematic review
Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Sante du Quebec
Record ID 31996008357
To compare the direct costs to the Quebec health care system of three different methods of treating gallstone disease.
Authors' results and conclusions: The average costs (and lower and upper bounds) of the three procedures are as follows:1) Conventional Cholecystectomy (CC) -$3,195 ($2,133-$6,331), 2) Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) - $2,889 ($1,704-$5,830), 3) Extracorporeal Lithotripsy (ESWL) - $3,936 ($2,367-$6,243). Thus, in terms of direct costs to the health care system, LC had a small but definite advantage over the two other interventions. If all professional fees are excluded, the costs of the two surgical procedures are $2,058 ($651-$4,419) for CC and $1,902 ($927-$5,511) for LC. Thus, in terms of a hospital's budget, the cost of LC is only very slightly lower. However, the principal cause of the lower cost of LC is the shorter hospital stay. A hospital which uses the beds liberated by conversion from CC to LC for other cases of equal intensity, will incur an increased load on its budget of the order of $464 per case.
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.aetmis.gouv.qc.ca/
Year Published: 1993
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
- Costs and Cost Analysis
Organisation Name: Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Santé du Québec
Contact Address: Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Santé du Québec, 2021, avenue Union, #1040, Montréal, Québec H3A S29, Canada. Tel: 514-873-2563; FAX: 514-873-1369
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