Collaborative Hospitals Audit of Surgical Mortality


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Reports and Publication
Case note review
Submission for Data Request


The Collaborating Hospitals' Audit of Surgical Mortality (CHASM) is a systematic peer-review audit of deaths associated with surgical care. The CHASM program has the support of the NSW State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) and NSW health system and is similar to the other audits of surgical mortality being established in Australian states.

The program is overseen in NSW by a committee of surgical peers that reports to the Minister for Health through the CEC.

All surgeons in NSW are welcome and invited to participate.

Clinical Excellence Commission

Reports and publications

Annual reports

Read the latest publications here.

Previous documents (members only)

Case Note Review

Read the latest publications here.

Previous documents (members only)

Submission for Data Request

The Australia and New Zealand Audits of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) will consider requests for data and data extracts for special reports. ANZASM is a declared Quality Assurance Activity and is required to work within specific requirements of the declaration. ANZASM must protect the confidentiality of the information it receives, to respect the privacy and sensitivity of those to whom it relates and maintain high-level data security procedures. Only de-identified data can be released.

  • Requests for data should accompanied by a reason why the analyses are required.
  • Requests should have a clear & realistic plan.
  • Requests require approval by the audit data-request subcommittee and final endorsement by the ANZASM Steering Committee.
  • Once approved, requests will be prioritised and work will proceed according to the priority list.
  • It is expected that abstracts be progressed into manuscripts within one year.
  • All publications prepared from this RACS data need to be approved by the Director of RAAS, Chair RAAS and Chair ANZASM. All publications from RAAS are reported to the RACS Council.

Please email the completed data request form (PDF 1.1MB) to the RAAS Director, for national data extraction. Alternatively contact the regional audit of mortality manager for regional data extracts.


Please contact the Special Committees' secretariat if you have further enquiries.

Telephone: +61 2 9269 5530


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