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The latest report from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found that there is a slightly greater likelihood that people will die following surgery, if that surgery is carried out in the weekend.
The fourth report of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee covering the period from 2008-2012 includes several new areas: coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PCTA), bariatric surgery and severe post
Media release from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee regarding the release of the third report on death rates from surgery and anaesthesia.
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.
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.