• Emergency colon cancer surgery conducted over weekend has poorer outcomes

    7 days ago - By Healio

    Patients who underwent weekend emergency surgery for colon cancer appeared to have greater mortality and more severe complication rates than patients who underwent surgery on a weekday, according to results of a prospective study.
    This finding may be due to “a far more complex interplay between different factors, regarding both the patient and the organization, rather than simply the day of the initial surgery itself,” Perla J. Marang-van de Mheen, PhD, from the department of biomedical data sciences, medical decision-making at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands,
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