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Research Letter
February 2016

Marital Status and Postoperative Functional Recovery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(2):194-196. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3240

Chances of survival after major surgery may be better among married vs unmarried persons,1,2 but little is known regarding the association between marital status and postoperative function. Characterizing the association between marital status and postoperative function may be useful for counseling patients and identifying at-risk groups that may benefit from targeted interventions aimed at improving functional recovery.

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