Management of acute cholecystitis in UK hospitals: time for a change.

  title={Management of acute cholecystitis in UK hospitals: time for a change.},
  author={I. C. Cameron and Carrie Chadwick and Julie Phillips and Alan G. Johnson},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={80 943},
Early cholecystectomy for patients with acute cholecystitis is safe, cost effective, and leads to less time off work compared with delayed surgery. This study was designed to assess current practice in the management of acute cholecystitis in the UK. A postal questionnaire was sent to 440 consultant general surgeons to ascertain their current management of patients with acute cholecystitis. Replies were received from 308 consultants who were involved in treating patients with acute… CONTINUE READING
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