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Can prolonged sick leave after gynecologic surgery be predicted? An observational study in The Netherlands.

Authors
  • Brölmann, Hans A M1
  • Vonk Noordegraaf, Antonie
  • Bruinvels, David J
  • de Vet, Riekie H C
  • Dirksz, Amarantha A
  • Huirne, Judith A F
  • 1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1181HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Endoscopy
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
October 2009
Volume
23
Issue
10
Pages
2237–2241
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-008-0287-0
PMID: 19118421
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The subjective recovery scored by the patient on a questionnaire of six questions is a better outcome than sick leave for evaluating surgical approaches. If administered 2 weeks after surgery, it may predict prolonged sick leave.

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