Travelling surgeons--a clinical audit of laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures in Northland, New Zealand.

@article{Ryan2009TravellingSC,
  title={Travelling surgeons--a clinical audit of laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures in Northland, New Zealand.},
  author={Shaun M Ryan and Peter Milsom and Joseph Yang and Gerrie Snyman},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={122 1305},
  pages={34-40}
}
AIM The aim of this study was to assess the safety of laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery performed in a peripheral hospital by travelling surgeons. METHODS A retrospective audit of laparoscopic cholecystectomy operations performed in Kaitaia hospital was completed and compared with international literature. Data was collected for procedures completed between March 2005 and August 2006. Information on patient demographics, admission, diagnosis, and length of stay were gathered, as well as… CONTINUE READING