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Media release from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee regarding the release of the third report on death rates from surgery and anaesthesia.
Two distinguished international speakers, an interactive hypothetical case study, and a doctor’s perspective on being a patient will be among the highlights of the annual POMRC workshop.
Registrations are open for two key mortality review conferences, hosted by the Health Quality & Safety Commission, being held in June 2014.
Dr Leona Wilson, chair of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee, was recently awarded the Robert Orton Medal for distinguished service to anaesthesia.
Press release from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, welcoming the release of the second Report of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC).
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists welcome the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee's second report.
A new report out today sheds light on the death rates from four areas of surgery and anaesthesia, and recommends improvements to the way patients are assessed for risk.
A new overseas study which aims to improve patient safety by identifying and categorizing hazards present during cardiac surgery found a total of 58 hazards.
Dr Leona Wilson is the new Chair of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC). She takes over from Professor Iain Martin, who has chaired POMRC since it was established in April 2010.
Having a better understanding of deaths that occur in the days and weeks following surgery and anaesthesia will help reduce harm to patients, says the Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.