Journal Article
Study

Factors associated with unanticipated day of surgery deaths in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.

Bishop MJ; Souders JE; Peterson CM; Henderson WG; Domino KB.

This study examines contributors to unexpected deaths in low-risk surgical patients, and concludes that patient and surgical factors were responsible for most deaths. The utility of examining unexpected deaths was discussed in a recent AHRQ WebM&M commentary.