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|Title:||Laparoscopic versus open colorectal resection for cancer and polyps: A cost-effectiveness study|
|Publisher:||Dove Medical Press Ltd|
|Citation:||ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research, 6: pp. 415 - 422, 2014|
|Abstract:||Methods: Participants were recruited in 2006-2007 in a district general hospital in the south of England; those with a diagnosis of cancer or polyps were included in the analysis. Quality of life data were collected using EQ-5D, on alternate days after surgery for 4 weeks. Costs per patient, from a National Health Service perspective (in British pounds, 2006) comprised the sum of operative, hospital, and community costs. Missing data were filled using multiple imputation methods. The difference in mean quality adjusted life years and costs between surgery groups were estimated simultaneously using a multivariate regression model applied to 20 imputed datasets. The probability that laparoscopic surgery is cost-effective compared to open surgery for a given societal willingness-to-pay threshold is illustrated using a cost-effectiveness acceptability curve.|
|Appears in Collections:||Health Economics Research Group (HERG)|
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