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Leverresektioner i Danmark 2002-2007

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  • Lone S Jensen
  • Frank V Mortensen
  • Maria Gerding Iversen
  • Anette Jørgensen
  • Preben Kirkegaard
  • Kehlet, Henrik
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the organisation, management and outcome for patients undergoing elective liver resection in Denmark in the period 2002-2007. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nationwide data based on the National Patient Registry and discharge information from hospital departments in the period 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2007 were analysed. RESULTS: Twenty-three departments performed 818 resections with five departments performing 96% and 18 departments performing 4% of the operations. The amount of non-anatomical resections constituted 30% (248 of 818) of the resections. The median postoperative stay was nine days, and the hospital mortality rate was 3.9%, distributed between 2.4% for non-anatomical resections, 2.9% for segmental resections and 5.2% for right-sided hepatectomy. CONCLUSION: The number of treated patients was too small as was the number referred to highly specialised liver surgery units. Moreover, the amount of non-anatomical resections was too high as was the average postoperative stay and the hospital mortality rate. In future, we propose that liver resections be centralised in 2-3 hospitals each capable of providing all the following services: surgery, hepatology, oncology and interventional radiology.
Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Apr-20
Bidragets oversatte titelLiver surgery in Denmark 2002-2007
TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger
Udgave nummer17
Sider (fra-til)1365-8
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 2009

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