Journal Article

Preventable mortality after common urological surgery: failing to rescue?

Sammon JD; Pucheril D; Abdollah F; Varda B; Sood A; Bhojani N; Chang SL; Kim SP; Ruhotina N; Schmid M; Sun M; Kibel AS; Menon M; Semel ME; Trinh QD.

This analysis of national hospital data found that while odds of overall mortality from urological surgery decreased, failure to rescue increased over time, with lower-income, older aged, and ethnic minority patients as predictors for higher risk. This work emphasizes the need to examine disparities in patient safety outcomes.