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Journal Article
Study

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

group ISOS. British journal of anaesthesia. 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.