Fast track pathway to Accelerated cholecystectomy versus Standard of care for acute cholecysTitis
Among patients with acute cholecystitis (AC), to determine if a trial of accelerated surgery (i.e, as soon as possible with a goal of surgery within 6 hours of diagnosis) compared to usual care is feasible.
Multicentre, parallel group Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)
Feasibility of a large-scale trial as defined by:
1. Recruitment of 60 patients across the 3 participating sites. We will judge recruitment as feasible if each site can randomize 1 patient per month
2. ≥95% follow-up at 90 days post-randomization; and
3. Proportion of patients randomized to accelerated surgery receiving surgery within 6 hours following the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.