The clinical quandary of counseling the moribund critical care patient-a registry analysis of postsurgical outcomes.

@article{Saager2013TheCQ,
  title={The clinical quandary of counseling the moribund critical care patient-a registry analysis of postsurgical outcomes.},
  author={Leif Saager and Brian D. Hesler and Luke F. Reynolds and Anupa Deogaonkar and Jarrod E. Dalton and Andrea Kurz and Alparslan Turan},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          421-6
        }
}
PURPOSE To provide outcomes data to intensivists and surgeons for counseling patients and family members when considering a surgical intervention in a moribund patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database in moribund patients undergoing general surgical procedures. RESULTS Out of 633,262 patients available in the national registry, 2063 (0.3%) were of… CONTINUE READING

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