Evaluation of Postoperative Complication with Medically Necessary, Time-Sensitive Scoring System During Acute COVID-19 Pandemic: A Prospective Observational Study


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Dinçer M. B., Güler M. M., Kaan Gök A. F. K., İlhan M., Orhan-Sungur M., Özkan-Seyhan T., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, vol.233, no.3, pp.435-445, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 233 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.05.028
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-445
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BACKGROUND: High scores in the Medically Necessary, Time-Sensitive (MeNTS) scoring system, used for elective surgical prioritization during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, are assumed to be associated with worse outcomes. We aimed to evaluate the MeNTS scoring system in patients undergoing elective surgery during restricted capacity of our institution, with or without moderate or severe postoperative complications.