Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery

Systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer

Investigators

Murray, A., Lourenco, T., Fraser, C., Grant, A. (HSRU, University of Aberdeen) McKinley, A. and Krukowski, Z. (Department of Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary)

Summary

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers of the Western world. The only curative measure is surgical resection of the disease which, in the UK, is conducted using an open technique associated with high morbidity rates. An alternative to this method is laparoscopic surgery which provides a minimally invasive technique and may, therefore, be associated with short-term quality of life gains. The study investigated, using the methods of systematic review and economic evaluation, the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer.

Contact

R Hernández

Status

Complete

Publications

Murray, A., Lourenco, T., de Verteuil, R., Hernández, R., Fraser, C., McKinley, A., Krukowski, Z., Vale, L. and Grant, A. Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer: systematic reviews and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment.2006; 10(45).

de Verteuil, R., Hernández, R. and Vale, L. on behalf of Aberdeen HTA Group. Economic evaluation of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 2007; 23(4): 464-472.

Hernández, R., de Verteuil, R., Fraser, C., and Vale, L. on behalf of the Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group. Systematic review of economic evaluations of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. Colorectal Disease. 2008; 10(9): 859-868.

Lourenco, T., Murray, A., Grant, A., McKinley, A., Krukowski, Z. and Vale, L. Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer: safe and effective? – A systematic review. Surgical Endoscopy. 2008; 22(5): 1146-1160.

Murray. A., Lourenco, T., de Verteuil, R., Hernández, R., Fraser, C., McKinley, A., Krukowski, Z.,Vale, L. and Grant, A. Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. Report to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, April 2006.

de Verteuil, R. The cost effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. HERU Briefing Paper, University of Aberdeen. October 2007.

Presentations

de Verteuil, R., Hernández, R. and Vale, L. Economic evaluation of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. 2nd Annual Meeting Health Services Research Network Conference, Sheffield, June 2007.

de Verteuil, R., Hernández, R. and Vale, L. Economic evaluation of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. Operational Research Modelling Conference, Edinburgh, September 2007.

Murray, A., de Verteuil, R. and Vale, L. 1st Consultee Meeting on Review of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), London, May 2005.

de Verteuil, R., Hernández, R. and Vale, L. Economic evaluation of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. HTAi. Barcelona, June 2007.