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