Surgeon Special Interest and Mortality

Another set of data analysis from NELA correlated surgeon special interest in either colorectal or upper gastrointestinal surgery with outcome.

“Emergency laparotomy performed by a surgeon whose special interest is not in the area of the pathology carries an increased risk of death at 30 day”.

The authors note the implications for emergency service configuration, training and workforce provision, “and should stimulate discussion among all stakeholders”.


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