Factors associated with conversion from laparoscopic to open colectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database.

@article{Bhama2015FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with conversion from laparoscopic to open colectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database.},
  author={Anuradha R. Bhama and Mary E Charlton and Mary Beth Schmitt and John W. Cromwell and John C. Byrn},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          257-64
        }
}
AIM Conversion rates from laparoscopic to open colectomy and associated factors are traditionally reported in clinical trials or reviews of outcomes from experienced institutions. Indications and selection criteria for laparoscopic colectomy may be more narrowly defined in these circumstances. With the increased adoption of laparoscopy, conversion rates using national data need to be closely examined. The purpose of this study was to use data from the American College of Surgeons National… CONTINUE READING
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