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Table 2 Mortality rates for selected Healthcare Resource Group procedure codes

From: Identification and characterisation of the high-risk surgical population in the United Kingdom

Hospital Resource Group procedure code n Urgency Deaths (n) Mortality rate (%)
Q01: Emergency aortic surgery 6,598 Emergency 2,721 41.24
F33: Large intestine; major procedures with complicating condition(s) 5,765 Emergency 1,290 22.38
F41: General abdominal; very major or major procedures aged over 69 years or with complicating condition(s) 11,648 Emergency 1,843 15.82
H05: Complex hip or knee revisions 1,667 Elective 186 11.16
H33: Neck of femur fracture; aged over 69 years or with complicating condition(s) 170,804 Emergency 15,780 9.24
F11: Stomach or duodenum; complex procedures 3,714 Elective 312 8.40
Q02: Elective abdominal vascular surgery 17,791 Elective 1,321 7.43
F01: Oesophagus; complex procedures 5,594 Elective 375 6.70
F32: Large intestine; very major procedures 44,814 Elective 1,521 3.39
Q03: Lower limb arterial surgery 18,247 Elective 480 2.63
L02: Kidney major open procedure; aged over 49 years or with complicating condition 17,549 Elective 343 1.95
H02: Primary hip replacement 123,785 Elective 507 0.41
L27: Prostate transurethral resection; aged over 69 years or with complicating condition 6,196 Elective 24 0.39
B02: Phakoemulsification cataract extraction with lens implant 89,444 Elective 50 0.06
F82: Appendicectomy procedures; aged less than 70 years with no complicating condition 88,067 Emergency 15 0.02
  1. Data extracted from CHKS database. Note that several Hospital Resource Group codes may exist for any given procedure; as a result, these data may not accurately describe mortality rates for a specific procedure.