By wjmadden The Grattan Institute has made available online a Hospital Complications Calculator. The website allows a person to input four factors – the area of medical specialty, age, gender and likely length of stay.
The database appears to cover about 6.5 million procedures over the years 2012-2015.
For example, inserting neurosurgery for a female aged 20-49 years (multi day stay) identifies about 16,000 procedures with a 22% complication rate, ranging from minor issues such as nausea and vomiting (3.5%) to major symptoms (1.2%).
With thanks to Janine McIlwraith for noting this development. …read more
Source:: Bill Madden