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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2010, Article ID 490147, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/490147
Research Article

Comparative Quality of Laparoscopic and Open Cholecystectomy in the Elderly Using Propensity Score Matching Analysis

1Department of Health Care Administration and Management, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
2Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1-1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu 807-8555, Japan
3Statistics and Cancer Control Division, National Cancer Center, 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
4Department of Health Management and Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
5Division of Medical Management, Hokkaido University, 5 Nishi 14 Kita, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8648, Japan

Received 28 June 2010; Revised 8 October 2010; Accepted 21 November 2010

Academic Editor: Stanley Ashley

Copyright © 2010 Kazuaki Kuwabara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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