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Research team


Wachiranee Vongkom

Co - Researcher

Kakanang Tosanguan, BSPs.(Pharmaceutical Science)

Usa Chaikledkaew, PhD.

Project Details

Project Status

Completed - 100%

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Publish date1 December 2011 16:05

Project Summary

At present time, there is an increasing impetus to use laparoscopic surgery (LS) or minimally invasive surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Empirical evidence, however, has demostrated an unequal access to LS amongst the different types of patients' health insurance schemes(i.e. CSMBS, UC) in Thailand. Therefore, this study aims to assess equity for the laparoscopic surgery approach and to evaluate the economic aspect and budgertary impact of laparoscopic surgery in Thailand's health system.