Effect of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on mortality related to high-risk emergency and major elective surgery.
These data show large reductions in both elective and emergency activity that are concerning for unmeasured morbidity and mortality within the community. The risk of mortality following high-risk EGS and major elective surgery during the first wave of the pandemic did not differ when compared with date-matched patient cohorts from 2019. The prevalence of concomitant SARS-CoV-2 infection in this surgical population is low.
Authors: M Deputy, C Rao, G Worley, V Balinskaite, A Bottle, P Aylin, E M Burns, O Faiz