Perioperative mortality rate

All-cause death rate prior to discharge among patients having one or more procedures in an operating theatre during the relevant admission.


Number of deaths among patients having one or more procedures in an operating theatre during the relevant admission.


Total number of surgical procedures.


By region/health facility, age, emergency and elective surgery.

Also: surgical volume per 100 000 population


Requires a register of operations (major surgery only) in hospitals and of survival status at discharge after operation. The indicator also generates information on the surgical volume (procedures performed in an operating theatre per 100 000 population per year). This is a rough indicator of access.


Hospital registers linked to routine facility information systems.


This indicator is an important outcome measure of quality and safety of care.


Inpatient care, Mortality

World Health Organization (WHO). 2015 Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators.; 2015. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/173589/1/WHO_HIS_HSI_2015.3_eng.pdf

 

Further information and related links

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Health at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators, Paris: OECD Publishing; 2013 (Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/health_glance-2013-en)


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