Knowing the risk? NCEPOD 2011: a wake-up call for perioperative practice

Cain, David; Ackland, Gareth
May 2012
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);May2012, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p262
Academic Journal
The article discusses the findings of a review conducted by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) into the care of the high-risk surgical population entitled "Knowing the Risk." The review of high-risk patients concluded highly variable standards of care. The report has been a wake-up call for the perioperative community in terms of challenges posed. Several recommendations for improvement made by NCEPOD are also highlighted.


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