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Outcome of treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms depending on the type of hospital.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica
Publication Date
Volume
168
Issue
2
Pages
96–100
Identifiers
PMID: 12113278
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

If a patient with a ruptured AAA and shock is admitted to the county hospital and operated on by a specialist vascular surgeon the outcome is fully acceptable. The difference seems to be related to the postoperative period. To what extent the delay caused by the surgeon's journey to the county hospital has any influence on the outcome is not possible to evaluate.

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