Journal article

Health costs of post-operative complications following rectal resection: a systematic review

Samuel Johnston, Maleck Louis, Leonid Churilov, Ronald Ma, Christopher Christophi, Laurence Weinberg

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Post-operative complications following rectal resection pose significant health and cost implications for patients and health providers. The objective of this study is to review the associated cost of complications following rectal resection. This included reporting on the proportion and severity of these complications, associated length of stay and surgical technique used. Studies were sourced from Embase OVID, MEDLINE OVID (ALL) and Cochrane Library databases by utilizing a search strategy. METHODS: This search contained studies from 1 January 2010 until 13 February 2019. Studies were included from the year 2010 to account for the implementation of enhanced recovery after surge..

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