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Cost-effectiveness of open versus laparoscopic appendectomy: a multilevel approach with propensity score matching

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  • Laura Haas

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  • Tom Stargardt
  • Jonas Schreyoegg

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Predicted costs for LA were 1,856 US$ lower than for OA while the postoperative complication rate did not differ significantly. Thus, LA is the treatment of choice from a provider’s perspective. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2012

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  • Laura Haas & Tom Stargardt & Jonas Schreyoegg, 2012. "Cost-effectiveness of open versus laparoscopic appendectomy: a multilevel approach with propensity score matching," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 13(5), pages 549-560, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:eujhec:v:13:y:2012:i:5:p:549-560
    DOI: 10.1007/s10198-011-0355-6
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    Keywords

    Cost-effectiveness; Laparoscopic appendectomy; Veterans health administration; Administrative data; Propensity score matching; I19; E17; C2;

    JEL classification:

    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other
    • E17 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables

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