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Table 1 Cost of the material used in OA and LA

From: Laparoscopic appendectomy: quality care and cost-effectiveness for today’s economy

OPEN APPENDECTOMY Nr. UNITS TOTAL
2/0 silk suture 3 0.4 €
2/0 braided absorbable suture 2 4.3 €
Suction device 1 2.3 €
TOTAL   7 €
LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDECTOMY   
Hasson Trocar 1 37 €
5 mm Trocar 2 70 €
Endoclinch 1 75 €
Lap. Irrigation/suction device 1s 70 €
Biosyn® 3/0 2 4.3 €
1-Ti-Cron® suture 1 3 €
TOTAL   259.3 €
DIFFERENTIAL   + 252.3 €
  1. The material for LA is 252.3 Euros more expensive than for OA.