Managing perioperative risk in patients undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery


Pearse, Rupert M., Holt, Peter J.E. and Grocott, Michael P.W. (2011) Managing perioperative risk in patients undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery British Medical Journal, 343, (d5759), d5759. (doi:10.1136/bmj.d5759). (PMID:22108268).

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Description/Abstract

Non-cardiac surgery has a low overall mortality but is associated with a large number of deaths because so many procedures are performed.

Most deaths occur in a group of patients who are at high risk because of advanced age, comorbid disease, or major surgery (hospital mortality rate 12%).

More effective systems can improve quality of perioperative care and may improve survival while reducing healthcare costs.

Further research is needed to identify the most effective approaches to perioperative medicine for high risk patients.

Routine audit of outcomes after all non-cardiac surgery is urgently needed.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1136/bmj.d5759
ISSNs: 0959-8138 (print)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Organisations: Human Development & Health
ePrint ID: 348878
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5 October 2011Published
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2013 14:31
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 16:04
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/348878

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