Major abdominal operations on patients aged 80 and over: an audit

Pollock, A.V.; Evans, Mary
December 1987
British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);12/12/1987, Vol. 295 Issue 6612, p1522
Academic Journal
Examines the rates of death and complications in patients aged over 80 after major abdominal operations in North Yorkshire, England. Cause of deaths; Similarity of mortality rate of men and women; Risk factors in operating the aged people.


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