International Surgical Outcomes Study
A recent study by EuSOS provided the first report of post-operative outcomes at a European level. The findings suggested that post-operative mortality may be higher than previously thought (4% overall) and that mortality may vary between nations suggesting preventable death. However, the EuSOS dataset did not include complications following surgery.
Our understanding of peri-operative outcomes remains incomplete. ISOS will provide international data describing the frequency, severity and nature of complications following surgery, and the associated short-term mortality.