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Title: A health technology assessment: laparoscopy versus colpoceliotomy
Authors: Damonti, Alessio
Ferrario, Lucrezia
Morelli, Pamela
Mussi, Matteo
Patregnani, Cinzia
Garagiola, Elisabetta
Foglia, Emanuela
Pagani, Roberta
Carminati, Roberto
Porazzi, Emanuele
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Pacini
Bibliographic citation: Damonti Alessio, et al. (2015), A health technology assessment: laparoscopy versus colpoceliotomy. In: Journal of preventive medicine and hygiene, vol. 56, n. 4, December 2015, p. E155-E161. E-ISSN 2421-4248. DOI 10.15167/2421-4248/jpmh2015.56.4.502.
Abstract: Introduction. The objective of this paper is the comparison between two different technologies used for the removal of a uterine myoma, a frequent benign tumor of the uterus: the standard technology currently used, laparoscopy, and an innovative one, colpoceliotomy. It was considered relevant to evaluate the real and the potential effects of the two technologies and, in addition, the consequences that the introduction or exclusion of the innovative technology would have for both the National Health System (NHS) and the entire community. Methods. The comparison between these two different technologies, the standard and the innovative one, was conducted using a Health Technology Assessment (HTA). In particular, in order to analyse their differences, a multi-dimensional approach was considered: effectiveness, costs and budget impact analysis data were collected with the implementation of different instruments, such as the Activity Based Costing methodology (ABC), the Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) and the Budget Impact Analysis (BIA). Organisational, equity and social impact were also evaluated. Results. The results showed that the introduction of colpoceliotomy would provide significant economic savings to the Regional and National Health Service; in particular, a saving of ⬠453.27 for each surgical patient. Discussion. The introduction of the innovative technology, colpoceliotomy, would lead substantial savings in terms of surgery costs for the treatment of uterine myomas. Furthermore, it could be considered a valuable tool; one offering many advantages related to less invasiveness and a shorter surgical procedure than the standard technology currently used (laparoscopy).
Journal/Book: Journal of preventive medicine and hygiene (online)
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