Does Anastomotic Leak Contribute to High Failure-to-rescue Rates?


OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate failure-to-rescue (FTR) after anastomotic leak (AL) in colectomy patients. BACKGROUND In the era of pay for performance, it is imperative that we understand the quality measures under which we are scrutinized. FTR has been proposed as a marker of surgical quality. We investigated the role of complications in FTR rates in… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001409