1 Anaesthesiology, Herlev, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Department of Intensive Care, Abdominal Centre, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark3 Institut for Klinisk Medicin - Klinisk Epidemiologi4 unknown
Morbidity and mortality following perforated peptic ulcer (PPU) remain substantial. Surgical delay is a well established negative prognostic factor, but evidence derives from studies with a high risk of bias. The aim of the present nationwide cohort study was to evaluate the adjusted effect of hourly surgical delay on survival after PPU.
British Journal of Surgery, 2013, Vol 100, Issue 8, p. 1045-9