Bloor, K., Freemantle, N., Khadjesari, Z. and Maynard, A. (2003) Impact of NICE guidance on laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernias: analysis of interrupted time series. British medical journal. p. 578. ISSN 0959-535XFull text available as:
After the introduction of Bassini's procedure in the late 19th century, methods of repairing hernias changed little until the 1990s, when synthetic mesh and laparoscopic methods arrived. In contrast to the open mesh technique, laparoscopic surgery remains uncommon. In January 2001, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidance that stated, "For repair of primary inguinal hernia, open [mesh] should be the preferred surgical procedure." We describe patterns of surgical repair of inguinal hernias and assess the impact of NICE's guidance.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||© 2003 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Health Sciences (York)|
|Depositing User:||Repository Officer|
|Date Deposited:||22 Sep 2004|
|Last Modified:||19 Feb 2013 11:59|
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