Mortality of emergency abdominal surgery in high-, middle- and low-income countries
Zimmermann, Eleanor F.
Smart, Neil J.
Daniels, Ian R.
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
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Surgical mortality data are collected routinely in high-income countries, yet virtually no low- or middle-income countries have outcome surveillance in place. The aim was prospectively to collect worldwide mortality data following emergency abdominal surgery, comparing findings across countries with a low, middle or high Human Development Index (HDI).