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Surgical Audit and Peer Review Guidelines
The Surgical Audit and Peer Review Guide (PDF 472.38KB) aims to assist Fellows to undertake regular peer reviewed surgical audit and contains a guide to minimum and expanded data sets for effective audit.
The following specific audit activities have been approved by the Professional Development and Standards Board and are available for Fellows to participate in, where relevant and appropriate.
Australasian Vascular Audit (AVA)
Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgical Association (ANZGOSA) Audit
Bi-National Colorectal Cancer Audit
Breast Implant Registry
Carpal Tunnel Audit for Hand Surgeons
Incontinence Sling Audit
BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit
New Zealand National Joint Registry
South Australian Rural Surgical Audit
Victorian Cardiac Surgery Database
The Australian and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) is an independent, external peer review of surgical mortality in all states and territories of Australia and New Zealand. Each Audit of Surgical Mortality (ASM) is funded by its state or territory Department of Health (Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory). New South Wales provides comparable data to ANZASM but is independently managed by the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) of NSW.
To comply with the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program, it is a 'requirement to participate in the Australian and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality if a surgeon is in operative based practice, has a surgical death and an audit of surgical mortality is available in the surgeon's hospital'.
Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool
RACS provides the Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT) to Trainees, IMGs, Fellows and Fellows undertaking sub-specialisation.. It is also available for JDocs, surgeons enrolled in the maintenance of Professional (MoPS) Standards Program, and surgeons associated with the Pacific Islands Program (PIP).
Programs & tools
David Watters surgical audit tools
eLogbook - The Surgical Audit and Management Tool
Health Communication Network (HCN) MD3 Surgical Audit Tool (SAT)
Otago Surgical Audit System
Fellows, specialty groups, hospitals and health services may wish to apply for an audit to be approved in the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program. For further information or to apply for approval, please contact:
Secretariat to the Professional Standards Committee
Department of Professional Standards
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1274
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432