Longer Hospital Stay, but No Greater Death Risk, in Gallbladder Surgery

Longer Hospital Stay, but No Greater Death Risk, in Gallbladder Surgery

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Longer Hospital Stay, but No Greater Death Risk, in Gallbladder Surgery

Despite longer hospital stays and higher costs, adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) do not have a greater risk of death from surgery to remove the gallbladder — called a cholecystectomy — compared with people who do not have CF, a study reported. “Importantly, we found that cholecystectomy had very low in-hospital mortality that was not significantly different from the general population,” the scientists wrote. However, the total hospital charges for such surgery for CF patients…

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