NICE Quality Standard Gallstone Disease

Pathway
Hepatobiliary, Radiology & Imaging, Surgery

Citation
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 2015

Synopsis

NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement. This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing gallstone disease in adults. In this quality standard, the term ‘gallstone disease’ refers to stones in the gallbladder or common bile duct, and the symptoms and complications they cause.

Keywords: acute admissions for adults with gallstone disease; acute cholecystitis; are a concise set of prioritised statements designed to drive measurable; asymptomatic gallbladder stones; cholecystectomy; clinical effectiveness; common bile duct stones; diagnosing acute; cholecystitis; diagnosing of gallstone disease in adults; emergency endoscopic retrograde; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; gallstone disease; healthcare professionals; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; length of stay for adults with gallstone disease; misdiagnosis; NHS outcomes framework 2015-16; NICE quality standards; patient experience; patient experience; patient safety; public health outcomes framework 2013-16; quality of life for adults with gallstone disease; quality standard; range of endoscopic, surgical and medical treatments to treat gallstone; readmission rates for adults with gallstone disease; safety issues; services relevant to gallstone disease; stones in the gallbladder or common bile duct; surgical complication rates for adults with gallstone disease; treatment to prevent symptoms and complications

Available Languages

English

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Publishing organization(s):

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Scientific area:

Hepatobiliary, Radiology & Imaging, Surgery
 
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