Table 5

Type of Postoperative morbidity included in follow-up of patients.

Pulmonary

Infectious

Renal

Gastrointestinal

Cardiovasular

Neurological

Wound

Haematological

Pain

LOS


Mahalakshmi [10]

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Sep


Cook [17]

Y

Y

Y

Y

Sep


Figueiredo[24]

Y

Y

Sep


Le Cornu[25]

Y

Y

Sep


Guo[11]

Y

Y

Sep


Watters[27]

Sep


Schroeder[34]


Griffith[28]

Y

Y

Y

Y‡


Brenner[29]

Y

Y

Y


Webb[30]

Y*


Shukla[31]

Y

Y

Y


Hunt[13]

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Sep


Davies[32]

Y†


Klidjian[33]

Y

Y

Y*


Klidjian[9]

Y*


Y- Included in definition of complications. LOS(length of stay)-definition of morbidity includes length of stay greater than pre-defined level. Sep- LOS is analysed separately i.e. not included in definition of morbidity. Y* defined as complication if > 14 day LOS postop. Y† Complication resulting in ≥16 day LOS post op. Y‡ Defined as serious complication if > 14 day LOS.

Sultan et al. BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2253-12-1

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