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Focus On: Cholecystectomy - A Guide for Commissioners

Focus On: Cholecystectomy - A Guide for Commissioners
This document will help commissioners and local health communities improve the quality and value of care for Cholecystectomy patients. This document has beeen amended to include: no routine need for gall bladder routine histopathology, no routine need for on-the-table cholangiography and conversion rates.

Document / tools include
• A background to the cholecystectomy pathway
• The current national cholecystectomy pathway
• Key messages for commissioners
• The recommended cholecystectomy pathway
• Potential cost savings

Situations it works well in
Commissioners and providers working together to help improve the cholecystectomy pathway

Priorities addressed
Improving the cholecystectomy pathway

Target audience
Commissioners, PCTs .

Coming soon - Transforming your Day Surgery Services: Focus on
The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement is developing a toolkit Transforming your Day Surgery Services: Focus on Cholecystectomy to be launched in April 2010. The toolkit enables trusts to review and assess their current practice in elective and emergency cholecystectomy and day surgery services in general against best practice identified in the NHS Institute's Focus On: Cholecystectomy document. The toolkit includes a blank process map and a set of stickers where trusts can identify where
they are against best practice and provides a set of solutions and templates to support implementation.


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