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Mortality in patients with and without colectomy admitted to hospital for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: record linkage studies.

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OBJECTIVE: To compare mortality outcomes in the three years after elective colectomy, no colectomy, and emergency colectomy among people admitted to hospital for inflammatory bowel disease, to inform whether the threshold for elective colectomy in clinical practice is appropriate. DESIGN: Record linkage studies. SETTING: Oxford region (1968-99) and England (1998-2003). PARTICIPANTS: 23,464 people with hospital stay for more than three days for inflammatory bowel disease, including 5480 who h...

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10.1136/bmj.39345.714039.55

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
335
Issue:
7628
Pages:
1033
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:2c2a478e-2ca8-4e1f-ab6c-792454c172d3
Source identifiers:
162669
Local pid:
pubs:162669

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