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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 59th Annual Clinical Meeting
May 20, 2011 (Washington, DC) — Adhesions from previous Caesarean deliveries severe enough to require adhesiolysis during repeat Caesarean delivery have clinical and economic implications, according to a retrospective review of a large database with discharge data from 60 hospitals in the United States. The data were reported here at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 59th Annual Clinical Meeting.
The matched cohort study found that for patients who required adhesiolysis, the cost per patient was $300 more, operative length was longer, hospital stay was longer, and postoperative complications were more frequent.
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