J Surg Res 2022 Aug 1;279:586-591. Epub 2022 Aug 1.
Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Division of Pediatric Surgery, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
Introduction: While complication rates have been well described using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric registries, there have been no direct comparisons of outcomes between adults and children. Our objective was to describe differences in postoperative outcomes between children and adults undergoing common surgical procedures.
Methods: Using data from 2013 to 2017, we identified patients undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, thyroidectomy, and colectomy. Read More