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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit and to reach us. Email

Jun 21, 2013

In this episode Dr Christopher Pysyk discusses the importance of determining perioperative mortality rates in common surgical procedures.
After hearing this podcast listeners will be able to:
  • List the four key principles supporting establishment of perioperative mortality rates
  • Describe the importance of measuring perioperative mortality rates
  • Discuss how locally relevant perioperative mortality rates can decrease anxiety in patients and families before common surgical procedures

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