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Title
Monitoring adverse outcomes of surgery using administrative data.
First Author
Roos, Leslie L
Date of Pub
1987 Supp.
Pages
5-16
Volume
Supp.
Issue
N/A
Other Authors
Roos, Noralou P; Sharp, Sandra M
Abstract
In this article, we document a stabilization in adverse outcomes associated with hysterectomies, cholecystectomies, and prostatectomies performed between 1972-73 and 1982-83 in Manitoba, Canada. The proportion of surgery performed by high-volume surgeons and by surgical specialists increased slightly over the decade. However, given the already low rates of adverse outcomes, these changes did not translate into significant decreases in the postoperative mortality rate or in the rate of related hospital readmissions. Reducing the proportion of adverse outcomes would be facilitated by identifying institutions with poorer than expected outcomes.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Patient Readmission : Cholecystectomy/adverse effects/mortality : Data Collection : Female : Hospital Departments/standards : Human : Hysterectomy/adverse effects/mortality : Male : Manitoba : Mortality : Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)/methods : Prostatectomy/adverse effects/mortality : Statistics : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : Surgery Department, Hospital/standards
NTIS Number
PB89-136956