Hospital Adoption of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Published in: Medical Care, v. 32, no. 10, Oct. 1994, p. 1058-1063

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1994

by A. Mark Fendrick, Jose J. Escarce, Clyde McLane, Judy A. Shea, J. Sanford Schwartz

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.

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