Table 4

Frequency of documentation of potential complications among 270 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Potential complicationTotal no. of patientsDocument; no. (%) of patients
Clinic note
n = 61
Operating room note
n = 269
Consent form
n = 269
Conversion to open surgery25910 (16)16 (6)233 (87)
Bile duct injury4225 (41)17 (6)0 (0)
Bleeding3524 (39)11 (4)0 (0)
Infection3223 (36)9 (3)0 (0)
Bowel injury1713 (21)4 (2)0 (0)
Bile leak1211 (18)1 (4)0 (0)
Hernia42 (3)2 (1)0 (0)
Subtotal cholecystectomy00 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Generic statement: ‚ÄúComplications discussed‚ÄĚ5120 (33)31 (12)0 (0)