Peri-operative mortality rate is widely accepted as a measure of surgical safety. It has been defined as the number of deaths thirty days following a procedure divided by the number of procedures within a given timeframe.


Key Objectives & Outcomes

This Masters project will examine variations on this metric, for example whether a shorter timeframe than 30 days is applicable, whether POMR should be stratified according to the type of procedure and whether the metric can be optimised for use in the developing world.

Main Partner Orgnaisations(s)Monash University

Geographic Location(s)Australia

Chief Investigator(s)Professor Mark Fitzgerald ASM

Project Manager / Officer(s)Dr Teresa Howard

Main ContactDr Teresa Howard

Year Commenced2015

Expected Completion2016

Student FellowshipMasters of Surgery – Dr Roshan Ariyatnum