Standardization of care for pediatric perforated appendicitis improves outcomes.


BACKGROUND The treatment of perforated appendicitis in children is characterized by significant variability in care, morbidity, resource utilization, and outcomes. We prospectively studied how minimization of care variability affects outcomes. METHODS A clinical pathway for perforated appendicitis, in use for three decades, was further standardized in May… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.08.054


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