A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine concludes that there are too many patient deaths within 30 days of major surgery and many of these are preventable.
Dr. P.J. Devereaux, principal investigator, observes:
Almost no one now dies in the operating room or recovery room, but after surgery there is still an appreciable death rate.
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