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To support the global restart of elective surgery, data from an international prospective cohort study of 8492 patients (69 countries) was analysed using artificial intelligence (machine learning techniques) to develop a predictive score for mortality in surgical patients with SARS-CoV-2. We found that patient rather than operation factors were the best predictors and used these to create the COVIDsurg Mortality Score (https://covidsurgrisk.app). Our data demonstrates that it is safe to restart a wide range of surgical services for selected patients.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/bjs/znab183

Type

Journal article

Journal

British Journal of Surgery

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP)

Publication Date

11/11/2021

Volume

108

Pages

1274 - 1292