Future Projects

Future Projects

Our current list of future projects include:

  • In collaboration with the NIAA-HSRC, we are in set-up for a national Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme which will measure complications and patient reported outcome in UK hospitals. This project is being funded by the Health Foundation

  • In conjunction with the NIAA-HSRC, SNAP-2 (EPIdemiology of Critical Care after Surgery - EPICCS) will take place in 2016 and will answer the following principle research questions in a one-week observational cohort study:
    • How do clinicians determine the risk of postoperative mortality in clinical practice?
    • Do previously validated risk stratification tools accurately predict postoperative mortality?
    • On what basis do clinicians refer patients for planned postoperative critical care?
    • What factors influence whether patients actually receive planned postoperative critical care? (e.g. bed availability)
    • Does immediate critical care admission reduce postoperative mortality (90 day and 1 year) and length of hospital stay (as a surrogate of complications)?

      The final question will be addressed through propensity score matching and instrumental variable analysis. The project is being run by PI Prof Ramani Moonesinghe and trainee lead Dr Danny Wong