Surgical Outcome Calculator
Present methods for describing surgical outcomes greatly underestimate the risks to patients. The aim of this project is to find a method that describes post-operative risk more accurately and then develop a surgical risk calculator. The research is wide-reaching and is expected to improve estimates of surgical mortality needed for informed consent, improved shared decision-making, triaging of high-risk patients, quantifying healthcare performance and avoiding low value surgical operations.
PI: Dr Doug Campbell, Auckland District Health Board
Research team: Luke Boyle, Orion Health
Dr Tim Short, Auckland District Health Board
Dr Alan Merry, University of Auckland
Read more about this project: Harnessing data to investigate surgical outcomes