Economics of abdominal wall reconstruction

Curtis Bower, J. Scott Roth

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Abstract

The economic aspects of abdominal wall reconstruction are frequently overlooked, although understandings of the financial implications are essential in providing cost-efficient health care. Ventral hernia repairs are frequently performed surgical procedures with significant economic ramifications for employers, insurers, providers, and patients because of the volume of procedures, complication rates, the significant rate of recurrence, and escalating costs. Because biological mesh materials add significant expense to the costs of treating complex abdominal wall hernias, the role of such costly materials needs to be better defined to ensure the most cost-efficient and effective treatments for ventral abdominal wall hernias.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1253
Number of pages13
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Cost
  • Economics
  • Hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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