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Risk Of Post-Surgical Death Higher Among Patients In Low-, Middle-Income Countries Compared With High-Income Nations, Study Shows

Reuters Health: Death after surgery three times more likely in lower-income countries
“How many people survive after emergency surgery is one measure of the quality of care they have access to, and post-surgery death rates in low- and middle-income countries suggest quality needs to be better, researchers say. Using mortality rates within 24 hours and 30 days after emergency abdominal surgery as a measure, the study covered 58 countries and found risk of death was three times higher in low-income compared to high-income nations.

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