The Quality of Surgical Care Project: a model to evaluate surgical outcomes in Western Australia using population-based record linkage.

@article{Semmens1998TheQO,
  title={The Quality of Surgical Care Project: a model to evaluate surgical outcomes in Western Australia using population-based record linkage.},
  author={James B. Semmens and Michael M M D Lawrence-Brown and David R. Fletcher and Ian L Rouse and C. D’Arcy J. Holman},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={397-403}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to establish a model to evaluate surgical outcomes and, where indicated, recommend changes to improve the quality of surgical care in Western Australia (WA). Open resection for aneurysm of the abdominal aorta was the first procedure evaluated and the results are reported in an accompanying paper. METHODS The Quality of Surgical Care Project (QSCP) is conducted under the aegis of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in WA, and brings together a… CONTINUE READING
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