Mohammad Z Ansari

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BACKGROUND The purpose of the present paper was to determine the mortality rate and associated complications after large bowel resection and anastomosis in Victorian public hospitals. METHODS A retrospective analysis of data from the Victorian Inpatient Minimum Database (VIMD) was undertaken. The data were collected from all Victorian public hospitals(More)
BACKGROUND The unplanned return of the patient to the operating room (OR) after a previous procedure has implications concerning the quality of surgery, but little has been written on this subject. METHODS The relationship of bed-size and hospital type (private or public) was studied using data on this clinical indicator submitted to the Australian(More)
BACKGROUND The use of multiple-drug prophylaxis for tuberculosis (TB) has not been shown to be more effective than prophylaxis with isoniazid alone. The boundary between inactive pulmonary TB (class 4 TB) and culture-negative "active" pulmonary TB (class 3 TB) is often unclear, as is the intention to treat such patients as a preventive measure or as a(More)
The rate of unplanned readmission of patients to hospitals has been introduced into the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards accreditation program as an internal flag of problems in patient management and outcome. An emphasis, in the indicator definition, is placed on the unexpected nature of the admissions to exclude those which are unplanned but(More)
With the assistance of the medical colleges, the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), through its Care Evaluation Program, has established clinical performance measures which will assist both internal and external review of care and enable hospitals to compare their quality of patient care with that of other hospitals.
Cholecystectomies in Victorian public hospitals were evaluated by analysis of hospital morbidity data. The Victorian Inpatient Minimum Dataset (VIMD) contains data on postoperative complications from all cholecystectomies in Victorian public hospitals. Hospital separations associated with cholecystectomy were identified according to Australian national(More)
BACKGROUND Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) is among the top 10 surgical conditions that account for hospital admission in Victoria. Bed utilization for TURP is an increasing concern in current times. This paper describes trends in length of stay (LOS) and identifies predictors of LOS for TURP in Victoria. METHODS Trends in TURP were studied(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish thresholds for adverse patient outcomes in the absence of knowledge of patient illness severity indices. OUTCOMES Pulmonary embolism, unplanned return to operating rooms, unplanned readmissions, clean and contaminated wound infections, and hospital-acquired bacteraemia. DESIGN Analysis of results of surveys of hospitals in(More)
The relationship of bed size and hospital type (private or public) was studied using Hospital-Wide Medical Indicator data on nosocomial infections submitted to the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Care Evaluation Program by hospitals presenting voluntarily for accreditation in 1993. The aim was to determine if this process could simplify the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare crude and adjusted in-hospital mortality rates after prostatectomy between hospitals using routinely collected hospital discharge data and to illustrate the value and limitations of using comparative mortality rates as a surrogate measure of quality of care. METHODS Mortality rates for non-teaching hospitals (n = 21) were compared to(More)