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Impact of laparoscopic cholecystectomy on surgical training

Shaper, N.J., Harrison, M., Bates, Tom (1996) Impact of laparoscopic cholecystectomy on surgical training. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons, 78 (1). pp. 39-42. ISSN 0035-8843. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:66396)

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Abstract

All cholecystectomies in a single health district were studied during a 5-year period spanning the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). The number of LCs increased from 2 (1.3%) in year 3 to 86 (56%) in year 5. The number of operative cholangiograms and explorations of the common bile duct performed both fell substantially. The age distribution did not change significantly during the study period, but the percentage of females undergoing cholecystectomy increased. The percentage of trainee operations remained constant in those Firms performing only open cholecystectomy (OC), but fell from 67% to 9% in those adopting LC. An increase in annual cholecystectomy rate was seen with the laparoscopic surgeons, with a corresponding fall for those surgeons performing only OC. There was a threefold increase in the percentage of operations performed privately from years 2 to 5, with 73% being laparoscopic in year 5. The consequences for training of the introduction of LC must be addressed.

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Uncontrolled keywords: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Surgical training
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Bates Tom
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 13:33 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66396 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bates, Tom: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5554-1945
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