Overall Cost Comparison of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures With Endoscopist- or Anesthesia-Supported Sedation by Activity-Based Costing Techniques

Endoscopic/colonoscopic procedures are either done with gastroenterologist-administered conscious sedation or with anesthesia-administered sedation with propofol. There are potential benefits to anesthesia-administered sedation, but the concern has been the associated increased cost.