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    Produced by the Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council (VPCC) the Improving care, before, during and after surgery 2021 report contains data, trends, and identified improvements in perioperative care in Victoria based on cases reported and reviewed by VPCC. 

    All surgery carries some risk. Even when the best perioperative care has been provided, sadly, each year a small number of patients experience complications and, in some instances, die during or after surgery. Many of these deaths are not preventable however, in some instances, death is an unexpected outcome. It is critical that we learn from these cases and continuously improve care before, during and after surgery, for all Victorians. 

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