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Study Reveals 7 Emergency Operations Account for 80 Percent of Hospital Costs and Deaths

By Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 28, 2018

According to new report by the Washington Post, seven types of emergency procedures reportedly account for “80 percent of all admissions, deaths, complications and inpatient costs related to emergency surgeries.”

Surgery medical journal, reports that the seven emergency medical procedures that contribute to such a high percentage of deaths and costs are:

  1. Removal of part of the colon
  2. Gallbladder removal
  3. Appendectomies
  4. Small bowel resection
  5. Peptic ulcer surgeries
  6. Abdominal adhesion surgeries
  7. Abdominal area operations

Collectively, these operations cover the repair or removal of every part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Many types of complications can arise following these surgeries. For instance, a patient may experience:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Infections
  • Adhesion
  • Shock or paralytic ileus

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