Please read Dr. Peck’s article in the Annals of Surgery Open: Perspectives on Surgical History, Education, and Clinical Approaches titled, “Use of a New Prevention Model in Acute Care Surgery: A Population Approach to Preventing Emergency Surgical Morbidity and Mortality.“
Patients’ risk of emergency surgical disease and death after being treated with an emergent general surgical procedure remains an ongoing public health burden in the United States. Emergency surgical disease accounts for 11% of all surgical admissions, with 7 operative procedures accounting for 80% of the total burden of disease. The association of emergency surgery with high healthcare utilization and morbidity, including preventable postoperative complications and a $30 billion cost annually, suggests an opportunity to improve the value of surgical expenditures by shifting emergent to elective surgery or nonsurgical care. To read the full article.
Use of a New Prevention Model in Acute Care Surgery: A Population Approach to Preventing Emergency Surgical Morbidity and Mortality. Peck GL, Hudson SV, Roy JA, Gracias VH, Strom BL. Annals of Surgery Open.3(3):e188, Sept. 2022. DOI: 1097/AS9.0000000000000188