Widespread recognition of the benefits of minimally invasive procedures in surgery and medicine is resulting in the rapid development of new advances and new techniques in every speciality. This series of books sets out to meet the needs of those responsible for applying the techniques. This volume deals with the field of minimal access surgery. It covers the philosophy of the concept, team training, pre-operative preparation of the patient, anaesthetic considerations, equipment, lasers, and operative techniques for the various body systems.
What this book is about. How the book is organized. About the authors. Part One: The process of implementing and EDR. What is an EDR? Computerising patient records. Managing the process of change. Part Two: Fylde PCG: a case study. The case study and its context. Establishing agreed policies across the PCG. Implementing the policy. Implementing the policy in an InPractice VISION practice. Implementing the CHD policy in an EMIS practice. Part Three: Where do we go from here? Future PCG developments for coding CHD. Conclusions. Appendix A: Vision guidance for the NSF. Appendix B: The web site.