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Early interventions critical in emergency surgery cases

Mortality rates for emergency general surgery patients increase with longer wait times for surgery after hospital admission.

This is according to a study presented at the 2024 annual Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma meeting.

Lead author David Silver, a general surgery resident at UPMC in Pittsburgh, US,
and his colleagues sought to determine whether the time from first contact to operation start is associated with mortality among emergency general surgery (EGS) patients.

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