Physical status is the principal determinant of outcome after emergency admission of patients with colorectal cancer.

@article{Kingston1993PhysicalSI,
  title={Physical status is the principal determinant of outcome after emergency admission of patients with colorectal cancer.},
  author={R. D. Kingston and S H Walsh and J Jeacock},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={1993},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={335-8}
}
A prospective study of 825 consecutive patients with colorectal cancer presenting to three general surgeons in a district general hospital over a 10-year period are reported. In all, 735 patients had an operation and are grouped according to whether their operation was within 24 h of admission (n = 63), more than 24 h after admission (n = 151), or elective (n = 521). Operative mortalities for these groups were 15.9%, 15.2% and 6.5%, respectively, significantly higher in both the emergency… CONTINUE READING