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Intra-operative vs pre-operative endoscopic sphincterotomy in patients with gallbladder and common bile duct stones: cost-utility and value-of-information analysis.

Gurusamy, K; Wilson, E; Burroughs, AK; Davidson, BR; (2012) Intra-operative vs pre-operative endoscopic sphincterotomy in patients with gallbladder and common bile duct stones: cost-utility and value-of-information analysis. Appl Health Econ Health Policy , 10 (1) 15 - 29. 10.2165/11594950-000000000-00000.

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Abstract

Patients with gallbladder and common bile duct stones are generally treated by pre-operative endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy (POES). Recently, a meta-analysis has shown that intra-operative ES during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (IOES) results in fewer complications than POES, with similar efficacy. The cost effectiveness of IOES versus POES is unknown.

Type: Article
Title: Intra-operative vs pre-operative endoscopic sphincterotomy in patients with gallbladder and common bile duct stones: cost-utility and value-of-information analysis.
Location: New Zealand
DOI: 10.2165/11594950-000000000-00000
Language: English
Keywords: Biliary Tract, Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Gallstones, Great Britain, Humans, Intraoperative Care, Preoperative Care, Quality of Life, Sphincterotomy, Endoscopic, State Medicine
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of) > Research Department of General Surgery
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1331683
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