Identification and characterisation of the high-risk surgical population in the United Kingdom

@article{Pearse2006IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and characterisation of the high-risk surgical population in the United Kingdom},
  author={Rupert M Pearse and David A Harrison and Philip James and David M. Watson and Charles J Hinds and Andrew Rhodes and R Michael Grounds and Ed Bennett},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={R81 - R81}
}
INTRODUCTION Little is known about mortality rates following general surgical procedures in the United Kingdom. Deaths are most common in the 'high-risk' surgical population consisting mainly of older patients, with coexisting medical disease, who undergo major surgery. Only limited data are presently available to describe this population. The aim of the present study was to estimate the size of the high-risk general surgical population and to describe the outcome and intensive care unit (ICU… CONTINUE READING
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