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Costs and charges associated with three alternative techniques of hysterectomy.

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BACKGROUND: Many hysterectomies are now performed by a laparoscopically assisted vaginal technique. This procedure is controversial, partly because of concern about cost. We studied hospital charges and costs for the procedure as compared with those for total abdominal hysterectomy and total vaginal hysterectomy in clinically similar groups of patients. METHODS: From hospital-discharge data and patients' charts, we identified hysterectomies performed in 1993 and 1994 by 96 surgeons at a commu...

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10.1056/nejm199608153350705

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
New England journal of medicine More from this journal
Volume:
335
Issue:
7
Pages:
476-482
Publication date:
1996-08-01
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EISSN:
1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
Language:
English
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pubs:359129
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uuid:cf1390b3-a4a8-463f-b2ce-733c1ea5f955
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pubs:359129
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359129
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2013-11-16

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