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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 564587, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/564587
Research Article

An Effective Approach to Improving Day-Case Rates following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

1Oesophagogastric Unit, Department of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK
2Department of Anaesthesia, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK

Received 27 August 2010; Accepted 14 February 2011

Academic Editor: Casey M. Calkins

Copyright © 2011 M. G. Clarke et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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