Operative mortality rates among surgeons: comparison of POSSUM and p-POSSUM scoring systems in gastrointestinal surgery.

@article{Tekkis2000OperativeMR,
  title={Operative mortality rates among surgeons: comparison of POSSUM and p-POSSUM scoring systems in gastrointestinal surgery.},
  author={Paris P. Tekkis and Hemant M. Kocher and Alison J Bentley and Patsy Cullen and Leah South and Guy Trotter and Joseph P M Ellul},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2000},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={1528-32, discusssion 1532-4}
}
PURPOSE The original Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enUmeration of Mortality and morbidity and the more recent Portsmouth predictor equation for mortality scoring systems were developed to provide risk-adjusted mortality rates in general surgery. The aim of this study was to compare crude and risk-adjusted operative mortality rates among four surgeons using the above scoring systems and assess their applicability for patients scored retrospectively. METHODS A total of 505… CONTINUE READING