Initial and Longitudinal Cost of Surgical Resection for Lung Cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The 4-year cost of surgical resection for NSCLC was substantial and increased with pathologic stage. Among Stage I lobectomy patients, those selected for minimally invasive surgery had lower costs, particularly through 90 days. Potential avenues for improving the value of surgical resection include judicious use of post-operative intensive care and earlier detection and treatment of disease. PMID: 33031776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]