Perioperative Medicine

List of Papers (Total 88)

From NELA to EPOCH and beyond: enhancing the evidence base for emergency laparotomy

Around 35,000 patients undergo emergency laparotomy surgery in the UK each year with an in-hospital 30-day mortality estimated as between 11 and 15 %. The recent publication of the First Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) has provided a detailed description of individual hospital performance against national standards of care in emergency laparotomy in ...