Do outcomes of emergency surgery differ around the globe? matched comparison of patients in a developed and an underdeveloped health care setting

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General Surgery


Access to surgical care is an essential element of strengthening health systems. With the recent publication of guidelines by the Lancet Commission, there is a need to consider what access to global surgical care means practically. Given the substantial burden attributable to emergent conditions, the objective of this study was to compare outcomes of emergency surgery patients presenting to a regional tertiary-care hospital in a low-middle income country (LMIC) with outcomes of patients in the United States using coarsened-exact matching (CEM) techniques


Journal of The American College of Surgeons