Elective surgery for colorectal cancer in the aged: a clinical-economical evaluation.


Journal Article

A series of 56 consecutive patients, referred for surgery to a specialized institute, had elective laparotomies with various surgical procedures aimed at curing locoregional colorectal cancer. Data defining patient and tumour-related preoperative, operative and postoperative variables, including costs, were collected. The study group was divided into two age groups (< 65 vs > or = 65 years), which were similar in terms of patient- and tumour-related variables. Differences were not statistically significant (Pounds 440; 95% exact CI; Pounds -50; 1800). There is no evidence to suggest that there are any total charge differences in treating the two age groups, as confirmed by the cost analysis.

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Cited Authors

  • Audisio, RA; Cazzaniga, M; Robertson, C; Veronesi, P; Andreoni, B; Aapro, MS

Published Date

  • January 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 382 - 384

PubMed ID

  • 9252207

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9252207

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-1827

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-0920

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/bjc.1997.394


  • eng