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The Lancet: Surgery 2012: Clinical Series

The Lancet: Surgery 2012: Clinical Series

'A themed collection from The Lancet, dedicated to traumatic injury and surgery. The first Article presents new estimates of death following general surgery. The Europe-wide study finds death rates after surgery are double that of previous estimates. According to the second Article, survival after a general anaesthetic and within 48 hours of surgery has greatly improved worldwide over the past 50 years. An accompanying Comment calls for application of effective perioperative practices to under-resourced settings. New research published in the third Article on surgery suggests that the millions of intravenous catheters used each year can be safely changed only when clinically necessary, overturning 40 years of accepted practice. Also in this collection, a three-part series on trauma surgery... Show More

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