Global variation in postoperative mortality and complications after cancer surgery: a multicentre, prospective cohort study in 82 countries.

Knight S. R. , Shaw C. A. , Pius R., Drake T. M. , Norman L., Ademuyiwa A. O. , ...More

Lancet (London, England), vol.397, pp.387-397, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 397
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0140-6736(21)00001-5
  • Title of Journal : Lancet (London, England)
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-397


Background 80% of individuals with cancer will require a surgical procedure, yet little comparative data exist on early outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). We compared postoperative outcomes in breast, colorectal, and gastric cancer surgery in hospitals worldwide, focusing on the effect of disease stage and complications on postoperative mortality.