Prognostic factors for survival following emergency Hartmanns procedure
Postgraduate Medical Journal, 04/27/2012
Harries RL et al. – American Society of Anesthesiologists grade and common blood abnormalities were more predictive of mortality after Hartmann's procedure than the most significant age stratification. Furthermore, age was not independently associated with survival. It would therefore be unreasonable to refuse Hartmann's procedure based on an age alone.