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Global patient outcomes after elective surgery: prospective cohort study in 27 low-, middle- and high-income countries.

International Surgical Outcomes Study group. Br J Anaesth. 2016;117:601-609.

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December 7, 2016
group ISOS. Br J Anaesth. 2016;117:601-609.

This prospective cohort study examined perioperative safety across 27 countries. Investigators found a significant rate of complications and a 0.5% mortality rate in the 7 days following surgery. They suggest that increasing access to surgical treatment must be accompanied by efforts to bolster perioperative safety.

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International Surgical Outcomes Study group. Br J Anaesth. 2016;117:601-609.