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Classification for Surgical Complications

Purpose:

To classify a complication of a surgical procedure using the grading scheme of Clavien et al.

Specialty:

General content (available to all)

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, complications

ICD-10:

T81.9

Description:

Clavien et al proposed a classification for complications associated with surgical procedures. This can be used in Quality Assurance Programs to standardize reporting and comparison of problems.

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