Sarah Powell

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BACKGROUND There is a need for an accurate measure of surgical outcomes so that hospitals and surgeons can be compared properly regardless of case mix. POSSUM (Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enUmeration of Mortality and morbidity) uses a physiological score and an operative severity score to calculate risks of mortality and morbidity. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify which patients benefit from chest reopening after cardiac arrest. SETTING Cardio-thoracic hospital undertaking full range of adult cardio-thoracic surgery. METHODS In-hospital arrests were prospectively audited over a 6-year period. Information was collected for every patient whose chest was reopened following cardiac arrest:(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To study the effect of age and other risk factors on: (a) the incidence and outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and (b) any decision to institute a 'Do Not Attempt Resuscitation' order following cardiac surgery. METHODS Prospective audit of cardiac arrest calls following 6550 consecutive open-heart surgery cases and(More)