NICE guidance on laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernias: Guidelines are less clinical excellence than hindrance

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7399.1144 (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1144
  1. R K Choudhary, staff grade surgeon (choudhary@lineone.net),
  2. A M F Hassn, consultant surgeon
  1. Department of Surgery, Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 7UB
  2. Department of Surgery, County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospital NHS Trust, Bishop Auckland DL14 6AD

    EDITOR—We have two comments on the paper by Bloor et al on the impact of NICE guidance on laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernias.1

    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs as percentage of all repairs before and after NICE guidance (15 March,p 578)

    Firstly, the authors say that guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) on laparoscopic hernia repair …

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