The Term "post-op"
Example: MD writes postop ileus on POD2 after abdominal surgery. Bowel function returns by day 4 and pt is dc'd home. Do you still query asking if the ileus is a complication because they used the word "postop". Or do you just ignore since it is inherent to surgery? I wouldn't code ileus normally in these circumstances but I'm concerned re the use of "post op"
Another example- post op atelectasis; common finding after surgery.
Post op hypotension- do you ask if its a complication?