Harnessing pomVLAD for Quality Improvement in Colorectal Surgery

The Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP) is introducing the innovative pomVLAD dashboard, which includes easy-to-interpret displays representing 10 PQIP-recommended enhanced-recovery (ER) processes. This valuable tool focuses quality improvement (QI) efforts on specific pre-, intra-, and postoperative ER measures. A key indicator displayed on the dashboard is the proportion of patients DrEaMing (Drinking, Eating, and Mobilising) … Continue reading Harnessing pomVLAD for Quality Improvement in Colorectal Surgery

Enhancing Postoperative Morbidity Monitoring with pomVLAD

We are excited to announce the launch of the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme's (PQIP) postoperative morbidity variable life adjusted display charts (pomVLAD) for colorectal surgery in 2023. Following a pilot study in 10 hospitals, the refined quality-improvement dashboard will now offer all sites near-real time, risk-adjusted morbidity monitoring, along with the display of key enhanced-recovery … Continue reading Enhancing Postoperative Morbidity Monitoring with pomVLAD

A New Risk-Adjustment Model for Postoperative Morbidity in Colorectal Surgery

Every year, over 1.5 million major surgical procedures take place in the UK NHS, with around 25% of patients experiencing at least one complication. Existing risk-adjustment models for postoperative morbidity, such as the physiological and operative severity score for the enumeration of mortality and morbidity, are outdated and overestimate risk. Another popular model, the American … Continue reading A New Risk-Adjustment Model for Postoperative Morbidity in Colorectal Surgery