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Sep 24, 2018

The Enhanced Perioperative Care for High-risk patients (EPOCH) trial results, as revealed at EBPOM 2018, show no change in mortality rates either on a 90 day or 180 day scale. What does this mean as regards the drive towards quality improvement in perioperative healthcare?
For more on this we highly recommend you listen to these two podcasts here:
The Epoch Trial Results:
The Dawn of a new EPOCH:
Further light at the end of the tunnel is found in this piece about The Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative (ELC) which Monty mentions during the podcast:
Presented by Monty Mythen and Desiree Chappell with contributions from Rupert Pearse, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London, Nial Quiney, Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Surrey County Hospital and Principal investigator for the Emergency Laparotomy Quality Improvement Care Bundle (ELPQuiC) project and Clinical Lead for the Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative (ELC), Carole Peden, Professor of Anesthesiology and Executive Director of the Center for Health System Innovation, University of Southern California, University of Bath and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Ramani Moonesinghe, Director of the UK National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia Health Services Research Centre.
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