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Systematic Review of the Impact of Surgical Harm on Quality of Life After General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Bouras, George; Marie Burns, Elaine; Howell, Ann-Marie; Mark Bagnall, Nigel; Lee, Henry; Athanasiou, Thanos; Darzi, Ara

This article systematically reviewed the impact of surgical adverse events (SAEs) on quality of life after major GI surgery.  The mean difference in QOL between pts with and without SAEs was highest for esophagectomy (0.14; scale 0 to 1), while results for antireflux surgery were mixed. 

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