Journal article

Post-operative Complications Following Emergency Operations Performed by Trainee Surgeons: A Retrospective Analysis of Surgical Deaths

Noha Ferrah, Karen Stephan, Janaka Lovell, Joseph Ibrahim, Barry Beiles

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Adequate surgical care of patients and concurrent training of residents is achieved in elective procedures through careful case selection and adequate supervision. Whether this applies when trainees are involved in emergency operations remains equivocal. The aim of this study was therefore to compare the risk of post-operative complications following emergency procedures performed by senior operators compared with supervised trainees. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study examining in-hospital deaths of patients across all surgical specialties who underwent emergency surgery in Australian public hospitals reported to the national surgical mortality audit between 2009 and ..

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