The public health burden of emergency general surgery in the United States: A 10-year analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample--2001 to 2010.

@article{Gale2014ThePH,
  title={The public health burden of emergency general surgery in the United States: A 10-year analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample--2001 to 2010.},
  author={Stephen C. Gale and Shahid Shafi and Viktor Y. Dombrovskiy and Dena Arumugam and Jessica S. Crystal},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={
          202-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Emergency general surgery (EGS) represents illnesses of very diverse pathology related only by their urgent nature. The growth of acute care surgery has emphasized this public health problem, yet the true "burden of disease" remains unknown. Building on efforts by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma to standardize an EGS definition, we sought to describe the burden of disease for EGS in the United States. We hypothesize that EGS patients represent a large, diverse, and… CONTINUE READING
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