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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 BMJ, 343, (d5759), d5759. (doi:10.1136/bmj.d5759). (PMID:22108268).

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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.

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Published date: 5 October 2011
Organisations: Human Development & Health


Local EPrints ID: 348878
ISSN: 0959-8138
PURE UUID: 8065bdc7-9aff-49bc-8053-7891278c96da

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Date deposited: 21 Feb 2013 14:31
Last modified: 08 Sep 2017 16:33

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Author: Rupert M. Pearse
Author: Peter J.E. Holt

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