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.
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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Cote : 97-0493627
Code Inist : 002B25N. Création : 03/02/1998.