Results of eVALuate study of hysterectomy techniques: Conversion to open surgery should not be regarded as major complication

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7440.642-a (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:642
  1. Simon W Atkinson, consultant upper gastrointestinal surgeon (s.atkinson80@ntlworld.com)
  1. Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Trust, London SE1 7EH

    EDITOR—Although Garry et al look closely at outcomes for different surgical techniques in hysterectomy, I am concerned about the criteria they use to classify major complications.1

    It is routine practice, at least in laparoscopic cholecystectomy, to seek patients' …

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