Fifteen-year trend in the use of male reproductive surgery: Analysis of the healthcare cost and utilization project data

Aline Ketefian, Jianfang Hu, Alfred A. Bartolucci, Peter N. Schlegel, Ricardo Azziz

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OBJECTIVE • To determine trends in male reproductive surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS • A database analysis was performed using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project databases from 1988, 1992 and 1998-2002. SAS statistical software was used to estimate the total numbers of reproductive surgeries and their variances for each year. RESULTS • The number of male reproductive surgeries has declined during the period of study, both in the inpatient and outpatient arenas. The number of procedures with a diagnosis of infertility has also declined. CONCLUSION • The number of male reproductive surgeries has declined from 1988 to.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1118-1123
Number of pages6
JournalBJU International
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011



  • epidemiology
  • male infertility
  • male reproductive surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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