Inpatient Laparoscopic (Lap) Gallbladder Removals in Utah Hospitals (IQI 23)                                     
Age 18 Years and Over:  2006
Hospital Lap and Open Inpatients Actual Lap Inpatients
Utah Overall  2,164 83.5%
Alta View Hospital  70 90.0%
American Fork Hospital  49 93.9%
Brigham City Community Hospital 34 91.2%
Castleview Hospital  33 93.9%
Cottonwood Hospital  127 90.6%
Davis Hospital and Medical Center 64 85.9%
Dixie Regional Medical Center 236 94.9%
Jordan Valley Medical Center 126 92.9%
Lakeview Hospital  48 100.0%
LDS Hospital  211 69.2%
Logan Regional Hospital 70 88.6%
McKay-Dee Hospital Center 128 60.9%
Mountain View Hospital  38 92.1%
Ogden Regional Medical Center 40 82.5%
Pioneer Valley Hospital  85 67.1%
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center 35 82.9%
Sevier Valley Medical Center 35 100.0%
St. Mark's Hospital 233 82.4%
University Health Care  75 60.0%
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center 203 88.7%
Valley View Medical Center 45 93.3%
Veterans Administration Medical Center  39 56.4%
Utah overall had a higher percentage of laparoscopic gallbladder removals (83.5%) than similar inpatients nationwide (about 76%). 
Laparoscopic surgery (lap) requires smaller incisions and quicker recovery for the patient, so it is usually preferable.  However, the doctor may start a lap, find unanticipated problems and change to an open surgery.  Other patients with known complex medical problems require planned open surgery.
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Actual: percentage of gallbladder removal inpatients who had laparoscopic gallbladder removals at this hospital.