Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
Views 314
Citations 0
Comment & Response
July 2014

Failure to Rescue

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary’s Hospital, London, England
  • 2Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia

Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.

JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):747. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.586

To the Editor A growing body of evidence implicates failure to rescue after surgery (ie, patient death following postoperative complication) in a significant proportion of the variability seen in surgical outcomes.1,2 Whereas research to date has demonstrated associations between a range of factors and failure to rescue, conclusive causal factors underlying such failures in postoperative care have yet to be identified.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview