The impact of laparoscopic cholecystectomy on the management and outcome of biliary tract disease in North Carolina: a statewide, population-based, time-series analysis.

@article{Rutledge1996TheIO,
  title={The impact of laparoscopic cholecystectomy on the management and outcome of biliary tract disease in North Carolina: a statewide, population-based, time-series analysis.},
  author={R. A. Rutledge and Samir M Fakhry and Christopher C. Baker and Anthony A. Meyer},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={1996},
  volume={183 1},
  pages={31-45}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has had a major impact on the treatment of patients with biliary tract disease, but the magnitude and the details of its effects on biliary surgery remain incompletely described. The purpose of this study was to perform a statewide, population-based, time-series analysis of the effects of LC on biliary surgery. STUDY DESIGN Patient data were obtained from the statewide hospital discharge database that collects data from all 157 hospitals in the… CONTINUE READING

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