The development and validation of a scoring tool to predict the operative duration of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Bharamgoudar, Reshma and Sonsale, Aniket and Hodson, James and Griffiths, Ewen (2018) The development and validation of a scoring tool to predict the operative duration of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgical endoscopy, 32 (7). pp. 3149-3157. ISSN 1432-2218.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

The ability to accurately predict operative duration has the potential to optimise theatre efficiency and utilisation, thus reducing costs and increasing staff and patient satisfaction. With laparoscopic cholecystectomy being one of the most commonly performed procedures worldwide, a tool to predict operative duration could be extremely beneficial to healthcare organisations.

METHODS

Data collected from the CholeS study on patients undergoing cholecystectomy in UK and Irish hospitals between 04/2014 and 05/2014 were used to study operative duration. A multivariable binary logistic regression model was produced in order to identify significant independent predictors of long (> 90 min) operations. The resulting model was converted to a risk score, which was subsequently validated on second cohort of patients using ROC curves.

RESULTS

After exclusions, data were available for 7227 patients in the derivation (CholeS) cohort. The median operative duration was 60 min (interquartile range 45-85), with 17.7% of operations lasting longer than 90 min. Ten factors were found to be significant independent predictors of operative durations > 90 min, including ASA, age, previous surgical admissions, BMI, gallbladder wall thickness and CBD diameter. A risk score was then produced from these factors, and applied to a cohort of 2405 patients from a tertiary centre for external validation. This returned an area under the ROC curve of 0.708 (SE = 0.013, p < 0.001), with the proportions of operations lasting > 90 min increasing more than eightfold from 5.1 to 41.8% in the extremes of the score.

CONCLUSION

The scoring tool produced in this study was found to be significantly predictive of long operative durations on validation in an external cohort. As such, the tool may have the potential to enable organisations to better organise theatre lists and deliver greater efficiencies in care.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
WO Surgery
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Gastroentrology
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Depositing User: Jennifer Manders
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 15:44
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 15:44
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2579

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