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  1. Surgical operations in the United States : Then (1983) and now (1994). Commentary.

    Article - En anglais


    To study the hypothesis that numbers of surgical operations in the United States have increased from 1983 and 1994.


    Analysis of data from the National Center for Health Statistics.


    Short-stay general and specialty noninstitu-tional hospitals, and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities, exclusive of federal, military, and Veterans Affairs hospitals.


    Five-percent national sample.

    Main Outcome Measure 

    Ten most frequent surgical operations or classes of surgical procedures within neurosurgery, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, car-diothoracic surgery, general surgery, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, and orthopedics.


    In 1994, the 10 most frequently performed surgical operations in the United States totaled 7929000 cases.

    This contrasted with 5 731 000 top 10 procedures in 1983, or an increase of 38%. The most common surgical operation in 1994 was cataract extraction, totaling 2 049 000 cases.

    Groin herniorrhaphy (689 000 procedures) remained the most common operation performed by a general surgeon.

    Cesarean section was the most frequently completed obstetrical-gynecological operation (858 000 procedures) and the country's second most common surgical procedure in 1994.

    Arthroscopy of the knee (632000 procedures) demonstrated enormous growth (153%) and was the country's seventh most frequent operation in 1994. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Indication, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Evolution, Résultat, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Indication, Incidence, Epidemiology, Evolution, Result, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0493627

    Code Inist : 002B25N. Création : 03/02/1998.