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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Morrison, JE; Jacobs, VR 
Title:
Replacement of expensive, disposable instruments with old-fashioned surgical techniques for improved cost-effectiveness in laparoscopic hysterectomy. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: Patients demand that health care and procedures in rural areas be provided by ambulatory surgery centers close to home. However, the reimbursement rate for such procedures in ambulatory centers is extremely low, so a standard classic intrafascial supracervical hysterectomy procedure needs to be more cost effective to be performed there. Instruments and disposable devices can make up> or = 50% of hospital costs for this procedure, so any cost reduction has to focus on this aspect. METH...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
JSLS 
Year:
2004 
Journal volume:
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
201-6 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1086-8089 
TUM Institution:
Frauenklinik und Poliklinik