Home Calculator may predict likelihood of home discharge after surgery
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Before surgery, patients are instructed to hope for the best and prepare for the worst, all without knowing the exact risk of complications. This study’s authors derived and validated a Home Calculator that uses preoperative factors to predict the risk of a patient not going home after surgery. This tool can be utilized by surgeons in a variety of surgical specialties to help patients understand his or her individualized risk.
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