October 01, 2017

Measuring Success: Moving from Mortality Rates to Complication Rates

Geoffrey Truchetti, DMV, MSc, DES, DAVAA, anesthesiologist at Centre Vétérinaire Rive Sud in Quebec, Canada, explains why veterinarians are starting to measure patient success by a lack of complications rather than mortality.


Geoffrey Truchetti, DMV, MSc, DES, DAVAA, anesthesiologist at Centre Vétérinaire Rive Sud in Quebec, Canada, explains why veterinarians are starting to measure patient success by a lack of complications rather than mortality.

With the new technology veterinarians have at their disposal to monitor their patients, measuring success can be done much more efficiently than ever before. While the change from measuring success as dead-or-alive to a lack of complications is slow growing, the mindset is changing for the better.

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