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New Study Reveals Most Popular Hysterectomy Surgery May Be Harming Women

NEWTOWN, Conn., July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) finds that abdominal hysterectomies, and laparoscopic ones in particular, come at a significantly higher cost for women than vaginal procedures.

HCI3 researchers analyzed a large dataset of regional claims among commercially insured plan members covering April 2012 through December 2014. The claims were grouped to evaluate the main routes to performing a hysterectomy—vaginally or abdominally—and for each of these routes, the two modes—laparoscopic or regular—to compare the costs and complications of each route and each mode.

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