The Queensland Audit of Surgical Mortality (QASM) is pleased to share its latest research article, Surgeons’ Responses to a Surgical Mortality Audit: Accepting and Improving: A Cross Sectional Study published in the Journal of Surgical Research.
The Australian and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) is a process to improve surgical care and outcomes through peer-reviewed assessment of mortality cases. This research article examined Queensland surgeons’ acceptability of their assessments. It also examined if there was any impact on surgical care.
In this cross-sectional study we identified a high degree of acceptance of the QASM peer-review assessment process. The assessments facilitated discussion, reflection and implementation of surgical care improvements in Queensland surgeons. Further research into this topic should involve refinement of the study tool with a larger, more representative, proportion of the surgical population.
Please click on the link below to access the full article, which is available until 13 July 2021 with no registration or fees required.