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Report finds ‘unacceptable’ difference in death rates

16 Jun 2017, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has identified what it says are unacceptable discrepancies in the mortality rates for New Zealand’s most deprived populations.

Report finds small increased risk of death from weekend surgery

9 Jun 2016, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

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.

New areas allow greater understanding of perioperative harm

15 Jun 2015, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

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

Postoperative NZ mortality data 'a driver for surgical safety'

7 May 2015, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The collection of data regarding deaths during and after surgery can be used to influence surgical safety, delegates to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon’s 84th Annual Scientific Conference have been told.

Report reveals surgical death rates

18 Jun 2014, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Media release from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee regarding the release of the third report on death rates from surgery and anaesthesia.

POMRC workshop brings data to life

8 May 2014, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

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.

Dr Leona Wilson awarded ANZCAs highest honour

18 Jun 2013, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Dr Leona Wilson, chair of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee, was recently awarded the Robert Orton Medal for distinguished service to anaesthesia.

Staying alive after surgery

13 Jun 2013, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Inaugural workshop of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee.

Surgeons welcome latest perioperative mortality report

28 Mar 2013, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Press release from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, welcoming the release of the second Report of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC).