Endoluminal grafting for abdominal aortic aneurysm

Medical Services Advisory Committee
Record ID 31999009751
Authors' objectives:

This report assesses endoluminal grafting for abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is a procedure for the repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Authors' recommendations: MSAC noted that endoluminal grafting of abdominal aortic aneurysm is already claimable under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), and that for some patients, no other treatment is possible. MSAC therefore recommended that: the current MBS items for abdominal aortic aneurysm be restricted to open aortic repair; but endoluminal repair continue to receive public funding under alternative arrangements; as the long-term outcomes of the procedure are not clear, an informed consent protocol must be formulated and must be provided to each prospective patient; MSAC explores the issue of data collection on this procedure with stakeholders, with a view to developing a collaborative partnership in obtaining the data required; and a further review of the procedure be undertaken when additional Australian and/or overseas data become available.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Stents
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Organisation Name: Medical Services Advisory Committee
Contact Address: MSAC (MDP 107), GPO Box 9848, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Tel: +61 2 6289 6811; Fax: +61 2 6289 8799.
Contact Name: msac.secretariat@health.gov.au
Contact Email: msac.secretariat@health.gov.au
Copyright: Medical Services Advisory Committee
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