Elective surgery for colerectal cancer in the aged: A clinical-economical evaluation

R. A. Audisio, M. Cazzaniga, C. Robertson, P. Veronesi, B. Andreoni, M. S. Aapro

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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 ≤ 65 years), which were similar in terms of patient- and tumour-related variables. Differences were not statistically significant (£440; 95% exact CI; £-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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Colorectal cancer
  • Cost
  • Elderly
  • Elective surgery
  • Health economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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