Special Issue "Peri-Operative Adverse Events in Surgery and Anesthesiology: How to Assess, Prevent and Manage Them?"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2023 | Viewed by 6906
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Measuring the quality of health care delivery has been a key point of interest for policymakers due to the increasing demand and cost of health care. These quality metrics are typically based on outcomes data, and therefore this data must be standardized and reproducible. Further, these metrics inform hospital training initiatives, compensation profit margins, and insurance reimbursement, which may ultimately impact the quality-of-care delivery and total costs. To that end, one essential component of evaluating quality outcomes for surgeries is through the identification of negative outcomes, such as adverse events (AEs).
Almost 20 years ago, Martin et al. reviewed the available reporting systems used for surgical adverse events, to establish a possible change in attitude towards reporting of complications using standardized systems; after that, the Clavien–Dindo system was proposed to improve the adverse events reporting of post-operative complications, and now is currently widely used for the reporting of post-operative complications related to surgical interventions. More recently, in order to address the gaps in the intraoperative adverse events reporting, the Intraoperative Complications Assessment and Reporting with Universal Standards (ICARUS) Global Surgical Collaboration was established to present recommendations for the development and implementation of future reporting systems that are focused on the intraoperative surgical and anesthesiological outcomes.
This Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine aims to establish best-practice and expert opinion recommendations on intra-operative and post-operative adverse events. The authors are tasked with addressing four key components of perioperative adverse events: 1) assessment; 2) reporting; 3) analysis of possibly anticipable factors (patients, disease and surgical characteristics that might have an impact on the surgical and anesthesiological adverse events) and 4) management.
This information is of considerable interest and its practical usability might have important implications for both academic and clinical practice. Editors and reviewers should suggest assessing and reporting as an outcome of interest for quality and training purposes. The choice of the correct outcome reporting tool is of paramount importance, and failing to choose the appropriate system could potentially lead to reporting data that are far from reality. Surgeons should prioritize assessing and reporting adverse events to standardize the management of these events. Ultimately, these efforts will uncover the true impact of these events on patients’ peri-operative course.
Dr. Giovanni E. Cacciamani
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- adverse events
- surgical safety
- complications management
- prevention of complications, intraoperative complications
- postoperative complications
- perioperative complications