This is a small survey by NCEPOD standards, but one of great importance, and demonstrates the value of the acquisition of reliable data by clinicians involved, and the importance of recording this on a national level to assess the quality of outcomes.
Interventional vascular radiology and interventional neurovascular radiology (2000)
Significant advances in interventional techniques,
particularly in vascular and neurovascular
radiology, in the last decade have led NCEPOD to
explore the morbidity and mortality associated with
such procedures. In view of the
frequency with which these minimally invasive
techniques are being carried out, it is important that
the consequences of such interventions should be
Extremes of Age (1999)
This report concentrates on the extremes of age. In detail there are obvious differences between the groups, yet many of the lessons to be drawn from this study span the age difference.
The 1996/7 Report of NCEPOD
In this report recommendations were made with reference to specific surgical procedures: gynaecological surgery; head and neck surgery; minimally invasive surgery; oesophageal surgery; spinal surgery; urological surgery.
The 1995/6 Report of NCEPOD - Who Operates When?
This original report reviewed all surgical procedures during a one week period to identify the grades of surgeons operating and when the surgery was performed. This report led to the introduction of 'CEPOD' theatres.
The 1994/5 Report of NCEPOD
This report focussed on the first perioperative death, within three days of surgery, reported for each surgeon or gynaecologist.