Avi Dor, Siran Koroukian, Fang Xu, Jonah Stulberg, Conor Delaney and Gregory Cooper Pricing of surgeries for colon cancer Cancer 118
Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27573
Compared to open colectomy for colon cancer, and adjusting for patient characteristics and market forces, laparoscopic colectomy was significantly associated with lower hospital prices. Laparoscopic surgery may result in cost savings, whereas market pressure contributes to its adoption.
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