Hamish McCay

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The introduction of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (LIHR) has been controversial. A questionnaire was sent to all general surgeons in New Zealand to document the early experience with LIHR and attitudes towards it. Of the 118 replies (response rate 55%), 74 were from laparoscopic surgeons, 26 of whom had performed 564 (201 public, 363 private) LIHR (23(More)
AIM Varicella is a vaccine-preventable disease not notifiable in New Zealand (NZ), and varicella vaccine is not funded in the National Immunisation Schedule (NIS). Hospitalisations can occur because of bacterial secondary infection and other complications, which can result in long-term sequelae. Varicella may not be acknowledged in discharge coding when(More)
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