Perioperative Mortality Rate (POMR): A Global Indicator of Access to Safe Surgery and Anaesthesia

@article{Watters2014PerioperativeMR,
  title={Perioperative Mortality Rate (POMR): A Global Indicator of Access to Safe Surgery and Anaesthesia},
  author={D. Watters and M. Hollands and R. Gruen and K. Maoate and H. Perndt and R. McDougall and W. Morriss and Viliami Tangi and K. Casey and K. McQueen},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={856-864}
}
IntroductionThe unmet global burden of surgical disease is substantial. [...] Key Method POMR should be measured at two time periods: death on the day of surgery and death before discharge from hospital or within 30 days of the procedure, whichever is sooner. The rate should be expressed as the number of deaths (numerator) over the number of procedures (denominator). The option of before-discharge or 30 days is practical for those low- to middle-income countries where postdischarge follow-up is likely to be…Expand
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