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Archives of Surgery Study Highlights

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Archives of Surgery Study Highlights

  • Compared to insured patients, uninsured patients have higher in-hospital mortality following surgery for brain tumors (See news release below).
  • A study of postdischarge (PD) complications after general surgery procedures found that overall, 16.7 percent of patients experienced a complication and 41.5 percent of complications occurred PD (See news release below).

(Arch Surg. 2012; 147[11]:1017-1024; 147[11]:1000-1007. Available pre-embargo to the media at http://media.jamanetwork.com.)

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