Appendectomies in rural hospitals. Safe whether performed by specialist or GP surgeons.

  title={Appendectomies in rural hospitals. Safe whether performed by specialist or GP surgeons.},
  author={Stuart Iglesias and L. Duncan Saunders and Neil Andrew Tracy and N Thangisalam and Lisa Anne Jones},
  journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien},
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes of appendectomies performed in rural hospitals by specialist surgeons and GP surgeons. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of the Canadian Institute for Health Information's (CIHI) Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) 1996-1999. SETTING Rural hospitals in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. PARTICIPANTS All surgeons who performed appendectomies in these hospitals during the study period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Mortality; diagnostic accuracy… CONTINUE READING

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