Peter Mekhail, Simon Ward; et al; European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery; May 2014

A recent publication from Mensa Study Group including Peter Mekhail, Simon Ward of East Cheshire Trust.

Risk stratification, management and outcomes in emergency general surgical patients in the UK

Introduction

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) published guidance in 2011 setting standards for the management of emergency surgical patients with the aim of reducing surgical mortality. These suggested the presence of a consultant surgeon and anaesthetist, and transfer to a higher level of care postoperatively for all patients deemed high risk.

Objective

This prospective multi-institutional study sought to evaluate whether adherence to these standards was associated with reduced mortality.

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