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[Inguinal herniotomy in outpatient clinics and in hospital departments].

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Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2003 Jun 2;165(23):2373-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2-2003
Author
Finn Heidemann Andersen
Morten Bay-Nielsen
Anders Bak-Christensen
Kaare Nielsen
Jan Reinhold Struckmann
Henrik Kehlet
Author Affiliation
H:S Hvidovre Hospital.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2003 Jun 2;165(23):2373-6
Date
Jun-2-2003
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures - economics - standards - utilization
Denmark
Hernia, Inguinal - surgery
Humans
Middle Aged
Private Sector
Reimbursement Mechanisms
Reoperation - statistics & numerical data
Surgery Department, Hospital - economics - standards - utilization
Abstract
The purpose of the investigation was to examine the use of ambulatory surgery, anesthetic technique, reoperation rates, and reembursement fees after inguinal herniotomy in private outpatients clinics compared to herniotomy in hospital departments.
Information on number of operations performed, choice of anesthetic and surgical technique in private outpatients clinics and hospital departments was extracted from the Danish Hernia Data Base. Information on reembursement fees was obtained from the relevant health authorities and the Danish Medical Association.
7.4% of the inguinal herniotomies in Denmark were performed in private outpatients clinics. There was an extended use of local infiltration anesthesia (99%) and ambulatory procedures (99%) compared with 12% and 57% in the hospital departments. The reembursement fee for a herniotomy is approximately 3700 DKK in private outpatients clinics vs. 11,000 DKK in hospital departments.
The results of the study showed that the quality of inguinal herniotomy in private outpatients clinics is comparable to herniotomy in hospital departments, but the reembursement fees are lower in private outpatients clinics.
Notes
Comment In: Ugeskr Laeger. 2003 Jun 2;165(23):237112840992
PubMed ID
12840993 View in PubMed
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