Variation in hospital mortality associated with inpatient surgery.

  title={Variation in hospital mortality associated with inpatient surgery.},
  author={Amir A Ghaferi and John D. Birkmeyer and Justin B. Dimick},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={361 14},
BACKGROUND Hospital mortality that is associated with inpatient surgery varies widely. Reducing rates of postoperative complications, the current focus of payers and regulators, may be one approach to reducing mortality. However, effective management of complications once they have occurred may be equally important. METHODS We studied 84,730 patients who had undergone inpatient general and vascular surgery from 2005 through 2007, using data from the American College of Surgeons National… CONTINUE READING
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