Toward a standard approach to measurement and reporting of perioperative mortality rate as a global indicator for surgery.

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@article{4135db939556403c938e10f94a02cab6,
title = "Toward a standard approach to measurement and reporting of perioperative mortality rate as a global indicator for surgery.",
abstract = "The proportion of patients who die during or after surgery, otherwise known as the perioperative mortality rate (POMR), is a credible indicator of the safety and quality of operative care. Its accuracy and usefulness as a metric, however, particularly one that enables valid comparisons over time or between jurisdictions, has been limited by lack of a standardized approach to measurement and calculation, poor understanding of when in relation to surgery it is best measured, and whether risk-adjustment is needed. Our aim was to evaluate the value of POMR as a global surgery metric by addressing these issues using 4, large, mixed, surgical datasets that represent high-, middle-, and low-income countries.",
author = "Roshan Ariyaratnam and Palmqvist, {Charlotta L} and Phil Hider and Laing, {Grant L} and Douglas Stupart and Leona Wilson and Clarke, {Damian L} and Lars Hagander and Watters, {David A} and Gruen, {Russell L}",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1016/j.surg.2015.03.024",
language = "English",
volume = "158",
pages = "17--26",
journal = "Surgery",
issn = "1532-7361",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "1",

}