Mortality and morbidity are considerable after treatment for perforated peptic ulcer (PPU). Since 2003, a Danish nationwide quality-of-care (QOC) improvement initiative has focused on reducing preoperative delay, and improving perioperative monitoring and care for patients with PPU. The present study reports the results of this initiative.
British Journal of Surgery, 2013, Vol 100, Issue 4, p. 543-52
Journal Article; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Denmark; Duodenal Ulcer; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Peptic Ulcer Perforation; Prospective Studies; Quality of Health Care; Recurrence; Reoperation; Stomach Ulcer