Concludes: “Of 551,510 patients (mean age, 54.6 years), 16.7% experienced a complication; 41.5% occurred post-discharge. Of the post-discharge complications, 75% occurred within 14 days post-discharge. The post-discharge complication rates vary by procedure, are commonly surgical site related, and are associated with mortality. Fastidious procedure-specific patient triage at discharge as well as expedited patient follow-up could improve post-discharge outcomes. (Arch Surg, Nov) click here to read full text.