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Impact of procedure-related complications on patient outcome on a general medicine service.

Authors
  • Nettleman, M D
  • Bock, M J
  • Nelson, A P
  • Fieselmann, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of general internal medicine
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1994
Volume
9
Issue
2
Pages
66–70
Identifiers
PMID: 8164079
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Procedure-related complications were associated with prolonged and expensive hospitalization and were a marker for patients at high risk for in-hospital mortality. Programs to reduce complications on the general medical service have an enormous potential to benefit both patients and hospitals.

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