[Registration of postoperative complications to improve the results of surgery].

@article{Roukema1996RegistrationOP,
  title={[Registration of postoperative complications to improve the results of surgery].},
  author={Jan Anne Roukema and Chr van der Werken and Luke Ph Leenen},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={1996},
  volume={140 14},
  pages={781-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyse the consequences of postoperative complications in 1418 surgical patients. DESIGN Prospective descriptive study. SETTING St. Elisabeth Hospital in Tilburg, The Netherlands. METHOD In the period 1986-1992 all postoperative complications and their consequences occurring during or after the clinical treatment of surgical patients were registered. RESULTS In 5% of the 28,485 surgical procedures (= 1418 patients) postoperative complications were found. To treat these… CONTINUE READING

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