Impact of specific postoperative complications on the outcomes of emergency general surgery patients.

@article{McCoy2015ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of specific postoperative complications on the outcomes of emergency general surgery patients.},
  author={Christopher Cameron McCoy and Brian R Englum and Jeffrey E. Keenan and Steven N. Vaslef and Mark L. Shapiro and John Emerson Scarborough},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={912-8; discussion 918-9}
}
BACKGROUND The relative contribution of specific postoperative complications on mortality after emergency operations has not been previously described. Identifying specific contributors to postoperative mortality following acute care surgery will allow for significant improvement in the care of these patients. METHODS Patients from the 2005 to 2011 American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database who underwent emergency operation by a general surgeon for… CONTINUE READING
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