Scottish model for surgical mortality used in Australasia

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7504.1389-c (Published 09 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1389
  1. Robert James Aitken, consultant (rjaitken@cyllene.uwa.edu.au)
  1. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia

EDITOR—Two days before the BMJ published Baxter's editorial expressing doubts about whether the Scottish Audit of Surgical Mortality was applicable elsewhere,1 2 the Western Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality published its second annual report.3 The audit was based on the Scottish …

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