Predictors of emergency ventral hernia repair: Targets to improve patient access and guide patient selection for elective repair.

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BACKGROUND Emergency operations are associated with worse outcomes than elective operations. If not repaired electively, ventral hernias are at risk of strangulating and requiring emergency repair. We sought to identify patient- and hospital-level factors associated with emergency ventral hernia repair in a nationally representative, United States sample… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.06.027

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@article{Wolf2016PredictorsOE, title={Predictors of emergency ventral hernia repair: Targets to improve patient access and guide patient selection for elective repair.}, author={Lindsey L. Wolf and John W Scott and Cheryl Kay Zogg and Joaquim M. Havens and Eric Schneider and Douglas S. Smink and Ali S Salim and Adil Haider}, journal={Surgery}, year={2016}, volume={160 5}, pages={1379-1391} }