Emergency surgery model improves outcomes for patients with acute cholecystitis

Daniel P McGlade, David A Watters and Douglas A Stupart
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11562
Published online: 20 May 2013

To the Editor: Reducing the time from presentation to cholecystectomy in patients with acute cholecystitis has been shown to benefit patients (eg, by reducing the duration of patient discomfort before surgery) and to be cost-effective.1-3 Benefits have also been shown for performing cholecystectomy during the index admission for gallstone pancreatitis.4

  • Daniel P McGlade
  • David A Watters
  • Douglas A Stupart

  • Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC.


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