Complications in surgical patients.

@article{Healey2002ComplicationsIS,
  title={Complications in surgical patients.},
  author={Mark Alan Healey and Steven R. Shackford and Turner M. Osler and Frederick B. Rogers and Elizabeth D. Burns},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={137 5},
  pages={
          611-7; discussion 617-8
        }
}
HYPOTHESIS Complications are common in hospitalized surgical patients. Provider error contributes to a significant proportion of these complications. DESIGN Surgical patients were concurrently observed for the development of explicit complications. All complications were reviewed by the attending surgeon and other members of the service and evaluated for the severity of sequelae (major or minor) and for whether the complication resulted from medical error (avoidable) or not. SETTING… CONTINUE READING

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