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Association of delay of urgent or emergency surgery with mortality and use of health care resources

10 Jul, 2017 | 15:09h | UTC

Association of delay of urgent or emergency surgery with mortality and use of health care resources: a propensity score–matched observational cohort study – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Commentary: Patients whose emergency surgery is delayed are at higher risk of death – Canadian Medical Association Journal, via EurekAlert (free)

Source: STAT News Newsletter

“Delayed operating room access for emergency surgery was associated with increased risk of inhospital mortality, longer length of stay and higher costs”.

 


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