Skip to main content
Study

A patient safety dilemma: obesity in the surgical patient.

Goode V, Phillips E, DeGuzman P, et al. A Patient Safety Dilemma: Obesity in the Surgical Patient. AANA J. 2016;84(6):404-412.

Save

Print

February 15, 2017
Goode V, Phillips E, DeGuzman P, et al. AANA J. 2016;84:404-412.

Postoperative complications are key measures of surgical safety and quality. This analysis of electronic health record data found that AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators of surgical complications were more common in patients with obesity. The authors suggest that systems approaches are needed to mitigate surgical risk for patients with obesity.

Save

Print

Cite
Citation

Goode V, Phillips E, DeGuzman P, et al. A Patient Safety Dilemma: Obesity in the Surgical Patient. AANA J. 2016;84(6):404-412.