Systematic review of the definition and measurement of anastomotic leak after gastrointestinal surgery

@article{Bruce2001SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of the definition and measurement of anastomotic leak after gastrointestinal surgery},
  author={Julie Bruce and Zygmunt H. Krukowski and G Al-Khairy and E M Russell and K. G. M. Park},
  journal={British Journal of Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={88}
}
Anastomotic leak after gastrointestinal surgery is an important postoperative event that leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Postoperative leak rates are frequently used as an indicator of the quality of surgical care provided. Comparison of rates between and within institutions depends on the use of standard definitions and methods of measurement of anastomotic leak. The aim of this study was to review the definition and measurement of anastomotic leak after oesophagogastric… 

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