J.B. Semmens, P.E. Norman, M.M.D. Lawrence-Brown and C.DA.J.Holman [*]
[* Centre for Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, University Department of Surgery, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle and Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia].
Influence of Gender on Outcome From Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
Br. J. of Sur., Volume 87, Number 2, Febr
The aim of this study is to compare outcomes following ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm [AAA] in men and women.
The Western Australia Health Services Research Database has been used. Cases were divided into three groups.
A] Those who died before admission to hospital.
B] Those who were admitted but who did not undergo surgery and
C] Patients who underwent surgery.
648 men and 225 women were studied. 50% of women and 59% of men were admitted to hospital. Of those admitted 37% of women and 63% of men underwent surgery. The overall mortality from ruptured AAA was 90% in women and 76% in men, although women on an average were 6 years older than men. This unfavourable pattern occurred across all age groups.