Evaluating cumulative and annual surgeon volume in laparoscopic cholecystectomy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Hospitalization
  • Hospitals, High-Volume
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'

abstract

  • In New York state, increased surgeon annual and cumulative volume predicts lower rates of 30-day readmission, prolonged duration of stay, and high charges in laparoscopic cholecystectomy, but has no effect on in-hospital mortality, major events, bile duct injury, procedural complications, or reintervention. There is no evidence to support regionalization of this procedure as operative outcomes are comparable even in less experienced hands.

publication date

  • March 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.surg.2016.08.027

PubMed ID

  • 27771160

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 611

end page

  • 617

volume

  • 161

number

  • 3