RACS and Medibank are pleased to publish Surgical Variance
Reports, which analyse a number of clinical and other
indicators for common procedures within general surgery.
Further reports will be published in the coming months, on
common procedures within surgical specialities, including general
surgery, urology, ear, nose and throat surgery, vascular surgery
and orthopaedic surgery.
The data contained in these reports are based on analysis of
de-identified Medibank claims data from 2014, which the College has
analysed and interpreted. The reports deliberately pose questions
that every clinician can reasonably ask about the possible reasons
for the variations, and consider individual answers.
RACS and Medibank will continue to work together to identify
opportunities to improve and enhance these reports so that they are
as meaningful and useful as possible to surgeons, and we welcome
everyone's feedback and comments.
The data contained in these reports do not define best practice,
however it is hoped that by highlighting variation in practice, we
will be able to improve clinical outcomes and patient care.
Variance Report - Orthopaedic Procedures (PDF 2.60MB)
Variance Report - Vascular Surgery (PDF 2.93MB)
Variance Report - Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (PDF 2.4MB)
Variance Report - Urology (PDF 2.86MB)
Surgical Variance Report - General Surgery (PDF 6MB)