This remarkably prescient conversation was recorded at an Australian National Summit in Adelaide regarding the ‘hidden pandemic of postoperative complications’. The dangers presented by them certainly suggest this area needs to be taken more seriously. Although staged in Australia this conversation is of global concern, particularly at a time when the world is realising the benefits of proper perioperative care.

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There’s a good piece about the summit here:

Presented by Monty Mythen and Mike Grocott with their guest Guy Ludbrook Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital.