Many post-op complications occur within 30 days of discharge

11/20/2012 | HealthDay News

An analysis of data on more than 550,000 U.S. surgery patients revealed that 41.5% of all postoperative complications happened within 30 days after hospital discharge. Stanford University researchers reported in the Archives of Surgery that reoperation and mortality rates were higher among patients with post-discharge problems than those without such complications.

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