The shortfall in long-term survival of patients with repaired thoracic or abdominal aortic aneurysms: retrospective case-control analysis of hospital episode statistics.

@article{Karthikesalingam2013TheSI,
  title={The shortfall in long-term survival of patients with repaired thoracic or abdominal aortic aneurysms: retrospective case-control analysis of hospital episode statistics.},
  author={Alan Karthikesalingam and Sandeep Singh Bahia and B O Patterson and George Peach and Alberto Vidal-Diez and Kausik K Ray and Rajan Gopal Sharma and R J Hinchliffe and P. J. E. Holt and M. E. M Thompson},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={533-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To report the contemporary life expectancy of patients undergoing abdominal (AAA) or thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) repair in England, relative to a healthy control population. METHODS A retrospective observational case-control study was carried out of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data, an administrative dataset covering the entire English National Health Service. Patients undergoing elective repair of an abdominal or thoracic aortic aneurysm in an English NHS hospital between… CONTINUE READING

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