Nunavut Inuit more likely to experience serious complications after surgery: study – Nunatsiaq News

Inuit from Nunavut are 25 per cent more likely than non-Inuit to experience complications in the first month after surgery, new research has revealed.

The study, published May 3 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, used information from 2011 to 2018 to compare Nunavut Inuit with non-Inuit patients who had similar surgeries, age, and medical conditions.

The study relied on data from the Ottawa Hospital, which provides care for Inuit from the Qikiqtani and Qikiqtaaluk regions of Nunavut.

Not including obstetric or cardiac surgeries, Nunavut Inuit patients made up 928 of the 98,701 surgeries during that time.

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