A 10-Step Intraoperative Surgical Checklist (ISC) for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy-Can It Really Reduce Conversion Rates to Open Cholecystectomy
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 05/11/2012
Robb WB et al. – The introduction of a 10–step intraoperative surgical checklist (ISC) was temporally related to reduced conversion rates to open cholecystectomy (OC). The standardization of a frequently performed operation such as a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) that could potentially lead to an impact as great the one the authors observed warrants further attention in prospective, appropriately designed studies.