Abstract: Frailty Predicts Morbidity, Complications, and Mortality in Patients Undergoing Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

@article{Joseph2018AbstractFP,
  title={Abstract: Frailty Predicts Morbidity, Complications, and Mortality in Patients Undergoing Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction},
  author={Walter J Joseph and Ian Chow and Marissa E. Baron and Emily H. Beers},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open},
  year={2018},
  volume={6}
}
BACKGROUND: Plastic surgery programs have emphasized the importance of ensuring patient safety while providing residents with a complete training experience. Residents have noted aesthetic procedures being the ones they are most uncomfortable in performing during and after training. Given the rising popularity in body contouring procedures in the United States, the impact of resident involvement in these procedures were assessed. Notably, the association between resident involvement and… 

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