This piece focuses upon the African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS-2). More than a thousand people across Africa have combined forces to make this research into perioperative medicine in a resource limited environment happen. We know patients in Africa are twice as likely to die following surgery when compared to the global average, why is this? How does “failure to rescue” play into this?

The website mentioned in this piece for more details: https://www.asos.org.za

Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and their guest Bruce Biccard, consultant anaesthetist at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Director, Perioperative Research Unit, Department of Anaesthetics, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine from