Persistent abdominal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is associated with increased healthcare consumption and sick leave

Persistent abdominal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is associated with increased... BackgroundAlthough, 33% to 40% of symptomatic gallstone patients reported persistent abdominal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there is no data on the burden of this pain to the healthcare system and society at large. This study determined healthcare consumption, sick leave, and costs in patients with persistent abdominal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Secondly, predictive factors for healthcare consumption were assessed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Surgery Elsevier

Persistent abdominal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is associated with increased healthcare consumption and sick leave

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
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0039-6060
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10.1016/j.surg.2017.09.004
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Abstract

BackgroundAlthough, 33% to 40% of symptomatic gallstone patients reported persistent abdominal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there is no data on the burden of this pain to the healthcare system and society at large. This study determined healthcare consumption, sick leave, and costs in patients with persistent abdominal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Secondly, predictive factors for healthcare consumption were assessed.

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SurgeryElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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