This study by researchers from Veteran Affairs Boston finds that recent COVID-19 infection was not associated with risk of postoperative outcomes, regardless of timing within the previous 60 days.
A total of 29,093 patients who had surgery at 123 hospitals were included in the analysis.
Of 15,553 surgical procedures performed on inpatients:
The findings suggest that the decision to proceed with surgery should be based on clinical expertise rather than a fixed time interval after COVID-19 infection, the authors say.
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