The measurement and monitoring of surgical adverse events.

@article{Bruce2001TheMA,
  title={The measurement and monitoring of surgical adverse events.},
  author={J. Bruce and E. Russell and J. Mollison and Z. Krukowski},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  year={2001},
  volume={5 22},
  pages={
          1-194
        }
}
BACKGROUND Surgical adverse events contribute significantly to postoperative morbidity, yet the measurement and monitoring of events is often imprecise and of uncertain validity. Given the trend of decreasing length of hospital stay and the increase in use of innovative surgical techniques--particularly minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures--accurate measurement and monitoring of adverse events is crucial. OBJECTIVES The aim of this methodological review was to identify a selection of… Expand
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