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J R Soc Med. 1984 June; 77(6): 465–471.
PMCID: PMC1439816

Management of severe acute colitis in district hospitals.


Among 10 hospitals of the North East Thames Region, 84 patients were operated on for inflammatory bowel disease in the years 1977-81. There was one death in the 51 patients treated electively. The postoperative mortality was 24% in 33 patients coming to urgent surgery. The factors leading to this continuing high mortality are analysed as a contribution to an improvement in management.

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