Hospital Adoption of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Published in: Medical Care, v. 32, no. 10, Oct. 1994, p. 1058-1063
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1993
The authors report the results of a survey conducted to study the diffusion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy among acute-care hospitals. Specifically, the goals of the study were to: (1) describe the temporal diffusion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy among Pennsylvania hospitals; (2) assess the impact of various hospital characteristics on the timing of LC adoption; and (3) quantify changes in cholecystectomy rates that accompanied the diffusion of LC--L. 1.