Table 4

Estimated cost savings for colon cancer surgery (including 90-day unplanned readmission costs) due to the rise in laparoscopy rates since 2006

YearLaparoscopy rateCosts: actual laparoscopy rateCosts: fixed 2006 laparoscopy rateAchieved savings
(£ millions)(£ millions)(£ millions)
200613.1%84.384.30.0
200721.5%86.587.81.3
200832.6%89.592.93.4
200939.6%89.193.84.7
201044.9%89.495.15.7
201150.3%91.398.26.9
201254.5%86.794.07.3
2006–2012616.8646.129.3