Laparoscopic, open gastrectomy yield similar cost-effectiveness for gastric cancer

Cost-effectiveness analysis revealed limited differences between laparoscopic vs. open gastrectomy at 1-year follow-up among a cohort of Dutch patients with gastric cancer, according to results published in JAMA Surgery.“Open gastrectomy has long been the criterion standard worldwide. However, application of laparoscopic gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer is estimated to have increased,” Arjen van der Veen, MD, PhD, of the department of surgery at University Medical Center Utrecht, and colleagues wrote. “Costs of the laparoscopic operation itself (the unit costs) areRead More

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