Quality of complication reporting in the surgical literature.

  title={Quality of complication reporting in the surgical literature.},
  author={Robert C G Martin and Murray F. Brennan and David P. Jaques},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={235 6},
OBJECTIVE To identify 10 critical elements of accurate and comprehensive reports of surgical complications. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Despite a venerable tradition of weekly morbidity and mortality conferences, inconsistent complication reporting is common in the surgical literature. METHODS An analysis of articles reporting short-term outcomes after pancreatectomy, esophagectomy, and hepatectomy was performed. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) published from 1975 to 2001 and retrospective… CONTINUE READING
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