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Postoperative Management

  • Sharon L. Stein
  • Conor P. Delaney
Chapter

Abstract

Postoperative care of the colorectal patient is focused on decreasing morbidity, mortality, and health-care costs. An estimated 161,000 Medicare patients undergo major intestinal surgery in the USA annually at a cost of 1.75 billion dollars.1 The average patient remains in the hospital 10.3 days after colorectal surgery, costing approximately $1,055 per day.2

Notes

Acknowledgment.

This chapter was written by Tracey D. Arnell and Robert W. Beart Jr. in the first edition of this textbook.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sharon L. Stein
    • 1
  • Conor P. Delaney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryUniversity Hospital Case Medical CenterClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital Case Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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