Laparoscopic Colon Resection Trends in Utilization and Rate of Conversion to Open Procedure: A National Database Review of Academic Medical Centers

@article{Simorov2012LaparoscopicCR,
  title={Laparoscopic Colon Resection Trends in Utilization and Rate of Conversion to Open Procedure: A National Database Review of Academic Medical Centers},
  author={A. Simorov and A. Shaligram and V. Shostrom and E. Boilesen and J. Thompson and D. Oleynikov},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={256},
  pages={462–468}
}
Objective:This study aims to examine trends of utilization and rates of conversion to open procedure for patients undergoing laparoscopic colon resections (LCR). Methods:This study is a national database review of academic medical centers and a retrospective analysis utilizing the University HealthSystem Consortium administrative database—an alliance of more than 300 academic and affiliate hospitals. Results:A total of 85,712 patients underwent colon resections between October 2008 and December… Expand
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