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Irish study refutes Lancet hospital deaths claim

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has published a large study that contradicts a major European report that found Irish patients had the highest risk of dying in western Europe.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
22nd December, 2013

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has published a large study that contradicts a major European report that found Irish patients had the highest risk of dying in western Europe.

The Lancet, a prestigious international medical journal, published the results of the RCSI's Irish Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) on Friday. The study found that the post-operative mortality rate was 2.5 per cent in Ireland - not 6.4 per cent as reported in the...

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