volume 29, issue 4, P500-504 2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1015102
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Abstract: This paper analyses patient mortality rates in a prospectively acquired database of all admissions under one consultant neurosurgeon over a 15-year period from April 1999 to March 2014. Out of 6006 admissions, there were 163 deaths (2.7%). Surgical mortality was 3.0% (129/4255 cases). In 105 of the surgical patients, the aim of surgery was recorded preoperatively as being 'to save life' (81%). 14 patients had surgery for pathology that was not life threatening (11%) - four had burr hole surgery for a chronic s…

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