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Changes in prognosis after the first postoperative complication.

Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Trudeau ME, et al. Med Care. 2005;43(2):122-31.

The authors sought to estimate the severity of first complications after surgery. They found that even seemingly minor complications could have a key effect on the patient's risk of death. The work was primarily funded by AHRQ.