Special Committee Investigating Deaths Under Anaesthesia Report 2017

Published: 21 December 2018

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The Special Committee Investigating Deaths Under Anaesthesia (SCIDUA) has been reviewing deaths associated with anaesthesia (and including sedation, more recently) since 1960.

This 2017 Report reflects the continuing improvement in anaesthetic care, as it notes the percentage of anaesthetic-related deaths with correctable factors has fallen to its lowest level of 27% of an ever decreasing number of deaths which have some anaesthetic element contributing to the death.

More information can be found on the Clinical Excellence Commission website http://www.cec.health.nsw.gov.au/incident-management/mortality-review-committees/scidua/reporting-and-publications

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