J Surg Res 2021 Apr 10;264:408-417. Epub 2021 Apr 10.
Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, 600 Highland Avenue MC 7375, Madison, WI 53792.
Background: Inguinal hernia repair is the most commonly performed elective operation in the United States, with over 800,000 cases annually. While clinical outcomes comparing laparoscopic versus open techniques have been well documented, there is little data comparing costs associated with these techniques. This study evaluates the cost of healthcare resources during the 90-d postoperative period following inguinal hernia repair. Read More