MORtality Related to Bariatric SurgEry: A TUGS Multinational Audit Brief Audit Protocol
1) The primary objective is to find out the common causes of early (90-day) and late (>90-day) mortality related to bariatric surgery
2) The secondary objective is to find out any learning points that could help us reduce the magnitude of this problem.
All patients who die within 90 days of a primary/ revisional bariatric surgical/ endoscopic procedure between 1st January 2022 and 31st December 2022 at your centre (irrespective of where the initial procedure was performed)
All patients who die > 90-days after a primary/ revisional bariatric surgical/ endoscopic procedure (irrespective of the time gap between the two) between 1st January 2022 and 31st December 2022 at your centre, if the bariatric surgery was mentioned anywhere on the death certificate as a primary, secondary, or contributory cause.
Adults (>/=18 years)
1) Patients who die outside the above dates or who have never had a surgical or endoscopic bariatric procedure.
2) Patients <18 years of age.
3) Patients dying > 90-days after a surgical/endoscopic, primary/ revisional bariatric procedure if bariatric surgery (or name of any bariatric procedure) was not mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.