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Iatrogenic bile duct injury - a cost analysis.

Andersson, Roland LU ; Eriksson, Karin; Blind, Per-Jonas LU and Tingstedt, Bobby LU (2008) In HPB 10(6). p.416-419
Abstract
Introduction. Iatrogenic bile duct lesions following cholecystectomy represent a feared complication occurring in up to 0.9%. The aim of the present study was to estimate the total cost associated with both minor and major bile duct injuries. Material and methods. Detailed information on 24 consecutive patients, out of which 14 were considered to have minor and 10 patients considered as having major bile duct injury, provided the underlying information that rendered calculations on average individual costs for both groups of injuries. Results and discussion. Calculating individual costs for minor and major bile duct injuries with actual incidences of cholecystectomies performed and the incidence of iatrogenic bile duct injury demonstrated... (More)
Introduction. Iatrogenic bile duct lesions following cholecystectomy represent a feared complication occurring in up to 0.9%. The aim of the present study was to estimate the total cost associated with both minor and major bile duct injuries. Material and methods. Detailed information on 24 consecutive patients, out of which 14 were considered to have minor and 10 patients considered as having major bile duct injury, provided the underlying information that rendered calculations on average individual costs for both groups of injuries. Results and discussion. Calculating individual costs for minor and major bile duct injuries with actual incidences of cholecystectomies performed and the incidence of iatrogenic bile duct injury demonstrated that the total costs, including in-hospital cost, sick leave and loss of production, were substantial. For the management of minor bile duct injuries costs were within the range of 136,787-159,585 EUR and for the management of major bile duct injuries from 336,903-449,204 EUR per million inhabitants and year. The total costs for the management of all types of bile duct injuries were thus within the range of 473,690-608,789 EUR per million inhabitants annually for the society. (Less)
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10.1080/13651820802140745
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  abstract     = {Introduction. Iatrogenic bile duct lesions following cholecystectomy represent a feared complication occurring in up to 0.9%. The aim of the present study was to estimate the total cost associated with both minor and major bile duct injuries. Material and methods. Detailed information on 24 consecutive patients, out of which 14 were considered to have minor and 10 patients considered as having major bile duct injury, provided the underlying information that rendered calculations on average individual costs for both groups of injuries. Results and discussion. Calculating individual costs for minor and major bile duct injuries with actual incidences of cholecystectomies performed and the incidence of iatrogenic bile duct injury demonstrated that the total costs, including in-hospital cost, sick leave and loss of production, were substantial. For the management of minor bile duct injuries costs were within the range of 136,787-159,585 EUR and for the management of major bile duct injuries from 336,903-449,204 EUR per million inhabitants and year. The total costs for the management of all types of bile duct injuries were thus within the range of 473,690-608,789 EUR per million inhabitants annually for the society.},
  author       = {Andersson, Roland and Eriksson, Karin and Blind, Per-Jonas and Tingstedt, Bobby},
  issn         = {1477-2574},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {416--419},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {HPB},
  title        = {Iatrogenic bile duct injury - a cost analysis.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13651820802140745},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2008},
}