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  1. The cost of laparoscopic versus open cholecystectomy in a community hospital.

    Article - En anglais

    This retrospective study reviewed the hospital and professional costs, charges, and reimbursements for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lap chole) and open cholecystectomy (open chole) and compared the two procedures.

    There was no significant difference in hospital costs between lap and open chole procedures ; however, there were marked differences in the categories of costs for each procedure.

    The mean total (hospital and professional) charge was 8% greater for lap chole.

    The mean total (hospital and professional) reimbursement for patients with private insurance was 23% greater for lap chole, but no significant difference was seen for patients on Medicare or Medicaid.

    Lap chole patients returned to work 11 days sooner than open chole patients ; this can result in a 69% decrease in short-term disability costs to employers.

    The clinical variables that significantly affect total charges and reimbursement are discussed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Cholécystectomie, Laparoscopie, Laparotomie, Contrôle coût, Hôpital, Etude comparative, Homme, Voie biliaire pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopy, Laparotomy, Cost control, Hospital, Comparative study, Human, Biliary tract disease, Digestive diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0255813

    Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 01/03/1996.