Surgical Outcomes

In December 2012, NHS England pledged to put more information about the quality of patient care provided by hospitals and individual doctors in the public domain. This commitment extended to individual surgeons who were requested to publish outcomes data – or the results of the surgery they perform.

The Association of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) supports the publication of surgeons’ outcomes, and is committed to improving the range of information that is publicly available. Publishing outcome data will help patients to make informed decisions about their care and will support surgeons to continually assess and raise standards of surgery.