19 April 2011
The Royal College of Surgeons would like to see all surgeons enter data about their own operations into a national database, whether its surgery to replace a hip, a heart bypass, bariatric surgery or cosmetic surgery. The cardiac surgeons have led the way in designing and managing a database which has the confidence of their surgeons and allows public and patient access to their data.
Our seminar on Improving Performance Through Outcomes, held in the College on the 13th April 2011, examines the history of the cardiac database and looks at emerging databases across other surgical specialities with views from the Department of Health and patient groups on the value or outcomes data and the way it should be developed in future to improve surgical performance.
Videos of all the speeches from the seminar may be found here.