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Mortality of patients after radical prostatectomy: analysis of recent Medicare claims.
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PMID:  8051747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 100% sample of Medicare claims records of patients undergoing radical prostatectomy in 1990 was analyzed for 30-day mortality and 1-year all-cause mortality rates. Overall, there was a 0.5% 30-day mortality and 1.8% 1-year mortality rate. Compared to the general population, mortality was approximately half of expected mortality and close to estimated mortality of elderly men in excellent health. There was no trend of increasing 30-day mortality with patient age, and a modestly increased 1-year mortality rate with increasing age. These results are consistent with improved perioperative survival for all patients compared to analyses performed on data for prior years and selection of healthy patients undergoing radical prostatectomy. These trends improve the potential benefit of radical prostatectomy.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-06     Completed Date:  1994-09-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  896-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
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MeSH Terms
Prostatic Neoplasms / mortality*,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
United States / epidemiology

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