Outcome after pancreaticoduodenectomy for periampullary cancer: An analysis from the veterans affairs national surgical quality improvement program

@article{Billingsley2003OutcomeAP,
  title={Outcome after pancreaticoduodenectomy for periampullary cancer: An analysis from the veterans affairs national surgical quality improvement program},
  author={Kevin G Billingsley and K. B. Hur and William G. Henderson and Jennifer Daley and Shukri F. Khuri and Richard H. Bell},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={484-491}
}
The aim of this study is to define the risk factors that predict adverse outcomes for patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy for periampullary cancer in the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (VA). The VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program prospectively collected data on 462 patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy in 123 VA medical centers from 1990 to 2000. Independent variables included 68 preoperative and 12 intraoperative variables. The main outcome… CONTINUE READING