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Nationwide study confirms that emergency laparotomy is a procedure with high risk of complications and mortality

Nationwide study based on observations from almost 50 000 patients undergoing emergency laparotomy in Denmark from 2003 to 2013 describes short- and long-term outcomes. Approximately one in four patients experienced a postoperative complication and 30-days postoperative mortality was 13%. The authors call for studies examining predictive factors for adverse outcomes in order to design preventive medical or organizational measures.
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A nationwide cohort study of short- and long-term outcomes following emergency laparotomy
Maja Mønster Jeppesen, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Sarah Ekeloef & Ismail Gögenur

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