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

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

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.


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Name: ANZ journal of surgery
ISSN: 1445-2197


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