Why does NICE not recommend laparoscopic herniorraphy?

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 19 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:900

We wrongly transferred an amendment from the proofs in this article by Roger W Motson (4 May, pp 1092-4), resulting in a nonsensical sentence. The penultimate sentence in the second paragraph of the section “Telling patients the options” should read: “ They [laparoscopic surgeons] would further explain that if the patient [with a primary hernia] was unfit for general anaesthesia then they would be limited to open operation under local anaesthetic.”


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