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European audit reports higher than expected mortality after surgery

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6439 (Published 26 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6439

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A snapshot of unselected surgical inpatients from across Europe has reported a higher than expected death rate. Four per cent (1855) of the 46 539 patients died after surgery and before discharge from hospital, roughly twice as many as …

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