Australia has an interesting history both generally and with perioperative medicine specifically, here the story is told and their current progress is revealed. How do comparisons between various countries help us to understand where improvements can be made? How do the differences between the way in which healthcare is funded impact on patients and providers?

Presented by Ross Kerridge, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia, often cited as ‘the father of Modern Perioperative Medicine’.

This piece was originally part of a wider discussion regarding global perspectives on perioperative medicine; it works here as a stand alone talk. Keep an eye on TopMedTalk for the US, UK and global perspectives.