One of my physicians has asked me if there was anything out there on the average time that an uncomplicated operative procedure should take. He mentions laparoscopic procedures, bowel resections, cholecystectomy. How's that for a broad question? Any ideas as to places to search? I have covered Medline, AHCPR. Maybe if I can find the times for a few procedures, not necessarily the average time for all procedures, he will be happy. Thanks for any help.