Health economic implications of postoperative complications following liver resection surgery: a systematic review.
Luka Cosic, Ronald Ma, Leonid Churilov, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Christopher Christophi, Laurence Weinberg
ANZ J Surg | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Limited data exists concerning the health economics of liver resection, with even less information on the costs emerging from complications, despite this remaining an important target from a health economic perspective. Our objective was to describe the financial burden of complications following liver resection. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search and included studies reporting resource use of in-hospital complications during the index liver resection admission. All indications for liver resection were considered. All techniques were considered. Data was collected using a data extraction table and a narrative synthesis was performed. RESULTS: We identified 12 eligible arti..View full abstract