Avoidable perioperative mortality at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia: a retrospective cohort study.

@article{Lillie2015AvoidablePM,
  title={Avoidable perioperative mortality at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia: a retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Edwardina Mary Mae Alexandra Lillie and Christopher John Holmes and Elizabeth Anne O'Donohoe and Lowri Bowen and Chadwick L T Ngwisha and Yusuf Ahmed and David Michael Snell and John Alexander Kinnear and M Dylan Bould},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2015},
  volume={62 12},
  pages={1259-67}
}
PURPOSE Perioperative mortality has fallen in both high- and low-income countries over the last 50 years. An evaluation of avoidable perioperative mortality can provide valuable lessons to improve care; however, there is relatively little recent data from the Least Developed Countries in the world. We aimed to compare recent avoidable perioperative mortality in Lusaka, Zambia, with historical data from 1987. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study by identifying perioperative deaths… CONTINUE READING

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