Do patients stop dying when doctors go on strike? Quality comes at a price
Last week I read a Lancet study, which said that 21 lakh people in low and middle-income nations die within 30 days post- surgery. Around 3.13 crore surgical procedures are performed worldwide each year. The number of post-operative deaths globally is 42 lakhs and 7.7% of these deaths occur within 30 days of surgery. This is a surprising amount of mortality, which occurs following elective surgery.
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