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Clinical Negligence Solicitor James Bell on the European Surgical Outcomes study

By Principal Lawyer, Clinical Negligence

News from a major European study shows that UK patients who were placed on general wards (instead of critical care wards) after unplanned surgery had a 3.6% chance of dying.

In Germany the figure was a very low 2.5% but Latvia and Poland were an extremely concerning 21% and 18% respectively.

The patients who died were mainly elderly and the study shows that targeting resources at the most at risk in this age group will further reduce mortality rates.

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