The impact of operative complexity on patient risk factors.

@article{Aust2005TheIO,
  title={The impact of operative complexity on patient risk factors.},
  author={J. Bradley Aust and William Henderson and Shukri Khuri and Carey P. Page},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={241 6},
  pages={
          1024-7; discussion 1027-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) formula for risk factors was applied to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)/University Hospital (UH) database. Its applicability to a civilian organization was established. Logistic regression analysis of the UH database revealed that operative complexity was significantly related to mortality only at high complexity levels. Patient risk factors were the major determinants of operative… CONTINUE READING

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