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Hat der Versicherungsstatus einen Einfluss auf die Appendektomiehäufigkeit?


Borsky, M; Gutzwiller, Felix (1994). Hat der Versicherungsstatus einen Einfluss auf die Appendektomiehäufigkeit? Swiss Medical Weekly, 124(37):1619-1625.

Abstract

We investigated the influence of insurance status on the frequency of negative appendectomy. Over 5 years 820 patients underwent surgery with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Private and semi-private rated patients had statistically significantly more appendectomies without inflammation in the pathological specimen than ward patients (p < 0.04). This difference arose only from a statistically highly significant difference in patients aged over 40 years (p < 0.001); there was no difference between patients aged under 40 years. Possible reasons for this phenomenon are discussed. The most important finding from our data seems that financial reasons are not at all a major factor influencing the surgeon's decision for operation.

Abstract

We investigated the influence of insurance status on the frequency of negative appendectomy. Over 5 years 820 patients underwent surgery with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Private and semi-private rated patients had statistically significantly more appendectomies without inflammation in the pathological specimen than ward patients (p < 0.04). This difference arose only from a statistically highly significant difference in patients aged over 40 years (p < 0.001); there was no difference between patients aged under 40 years. Possible reasons for this phenomenon are discussed. The most important finding from our data seems that financial reasons are not at all a major factor influencing the surgeon's decision for operation.

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Other titles:Does insurance status have an effect on frequency of appendectomies?
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:1994
Deposited On:28 Feb 2014 15:36
Last Modified:10 Aug 2017 07:01
Publisher:EMH Swiss Medical Publishers
ISSN:0036-7672
Related URLs:http://www.zora.uzh.ch/138005/
PubMed ID:7939529

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