Adjusted Age-Adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index Score as a Risk Measure of Perioperative Mortality before Cancer Surgery.

@article{Chang2016AdjustedAC,
  title={Adjusted Age-Adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index Score as a Risk Measure of Perioperative Mortality before Cancer Surgery.},
  author={Chun-Ming Chang and W Y Yin and Chang-Kao Wei and Chin-Chia Wu and Yu Chieh Su and Chia-Hui Yu and Chien-Yu Huang},
  journal={PloS one},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={e0148076}
}
BACKGROUND Identification of patients at risk of death from cancer surgery should aid in preoperative preparation. The purpose of this study is to assess and adjust the age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index (ACCI) to identify cancer patients with increased risk of perioperative mortality. METHODS We identified 156,151 patients undergoing surgery for one of the ten common cancers between 2007 and 2011 in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Half of the patients were… CONTINUE READING

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