The South African Surgical Outcomes Study: A 7-day prospective observational cohort study.

@article{Biccard2015TheSA,
  title={The South African Surgical Outcomes Study: A 7-day prospective observational cohort study.},
  author={B M Biccard and Thandinkosi E. Madiba},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2015},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={465-75}
}
BACKGROUND Non-cardiac surgical morbidity and mortality is a major global public health burden. Sub-Saharan African perioperative outcome data are scarce. South Africa (SA) faces a unique public health challenge, engulfed as it is by four simultaneous epidemics: (i) poverty-related diseases; (ii) non-communicable diseases; (iii) HIV and related diseases; and (iv) injury and violence. Understanding the effects of these epidemics on perioperative outcomes may provide an important perspective on… CONTINUE READING

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