Coming in December in JACS, and online now

Operative Site Drainage after Hepatectomy: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis Using the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Targeted Hepatectomy Database

David G. Brauer, MD, MPHS; Timothy M. Nywening, MD, MS, MPHS; David P. Jaques, MD, FACS; and colleagues use the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) targeted hepatectomy database to analyze operative site drainage after elective hepatectomy. In a propensity score matched population, operative site drainage is not associated with a diagnosis of post-hepatectomy bile leaks requiring intervention, but is associated with a greater number of drainage procedures, and contributes to greater length of stay and increased unplanned 30-day readmissions.

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