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Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 1998 Feb;43(1):82-6.

[What is the cost of excision-suture of a skin lesion under local anesthesia? 2-month prospective evaluation in a public sector hospital].

[Article in French]

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Service de Chirurgie Plastique, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the cost of a minimal surgical operation: skin surgery under local anesthesia in the outpatients department. A two-month prospective study was carried out on 149 operations, with a mean duration of 33 minutes. The mean cost of the operation was 434 FF. Although this study is very specific and its results cannot be generalized, it gives a method and an order of magnitude. It shows that it is difficult to save money without decreasing the quality of the operation. The price list of the French national health care system, and the price of the surgeon himself are discussed.

PMID:
9768097
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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