Bennett-Guerrero, E., Hyam, J.A., Shaefi, S., Prytherch, D.R., Sutton, G.L., Weaver, P.C., Mythen, M.G., Grocott, M.P. and Parides, M.K.
Comparison of P-POSSUM risk-adjusted mortality rates after surgery between patients in the USA and the UK
British Journal of Surgery, 90, (12), . (doi:10.1002/bjs.4347). (PMID:14648741).
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An increase in predicted risk, based on the P-POSSUM methodology, was associated with a higher mortality rate in patients from both countries. However, risk-adjusted mortality rates following major surgery were four times higher in the UK cohort. These marked differences warrant validation in a larger number of centres.
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