The significance of discharge to skilled care after abdominopelvic surgery in older adults.

@article{Legner2009TheSO,
  title={The significance of discharge to skilled care after abdominopelvic surgery in older adults.},
  author={Victor J. Legner and Nader N. Massarweh and Rebecca Gaston Symons and W. C. Mccormick and David R. Flum},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={249 2},
  pages={
          250-5
        }
}
CONTENT Older adults frequently undergo abdominopelvic surgical operations, yet the risk and significance of postoperative discharge disposition has not been well characterized. OBJECTIVE To describe the population-level risk of discharge to institutional care facilities and its impact on survival among older patients who undergo common abdominopelvic surgical procedures. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A retrospective, population-based cohort study, using the Washington State hospital… CONTINUE READING
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