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SURGERY: How much vascular surgery is done?

This is an analysis of over 3 million adult inpatient admissions in the state of Maryland during the years 2009 to 2013.

  • 3,157,499 adult admissions to Maryland hospitals 2009-2013
    •    154,004 (5 percent) of the total admissions involved a vascular procedure
      • 54 percent of the vascular procedures were emergent
      • 13 percent of the vascular procedures were urgent
      • 33 percent of the vascular procedures were elective

Patients who were in the emergent or urgent groups were found to have higher mortality rates and hospital resource utilization.

Source: Harris, D.G., and others. (2017, November). Defining the burden, scope, and future of vascular acute care surgery. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 66(5), 1511-1517.  Click here for access to the publisher’s website: http://www.jvascsurg.org/article/S0741-5214(17)31354-X/pdf  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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