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Laparotomy

  • James Campbell
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Abstract

Laparotomy is described and the clinical indications. Minimum standards of surgical care and clinical governance are discussed including consent. Reasons for litigation are highlighted and surgical complications including “never events.” Steps taken to avoid litigation are mentioned.

Keywords

Laparotomy Emergency surgery Surgical complications Surgical safety Never events Clinical governance Litigation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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