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[Economic relations of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in hopitals]

BENEDEK Zsófia, KRENYÁCZ Éva

FEBRUARY 22, 2013

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2013;23(02)

[In this review, we compared economic and physiological observations reported in the literature that are related to laparoscopic versus conventional colorectal surgery. Our study group has modeled the patient journey of those with colorectal disease, and analysed the accounting and controlling data of an impatient institution in Budapest for various types of colorectal interventions. We compared the costs determined for laparoscopic and conventional colorectal surgery and the actual costs spent by the inpatient care institution with financing data of the National Health Insurance Fund. On the basis of our study, we conclude that in Hungary colorectal surgery performed by laparoscopy is much more expensive that conventional surgery as the cost of the operating room - in particular, the disposable tools - is high and currently it is not financed as a separate intervention type. In case of colorectal diseases, laparoscopic and traditional interventions have not been differentiated, observed and compared yet.]

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