Outcomes after Elective Repair of Infra-renal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

The report on Outcomes after Elective Repair of Infra-renal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm was released on 27th November 2013.

This is the second report on outcomes following elective infra-renal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery in the United Kingdom, and includes over 13,000 operations performed between January 2010 and December 2012. It contains data from all UK NHS acute trusts and Health Boards currently providing this vascular surgery, and gives the number of procedures performed by NHS organisations, the proportion of patients who died before discharge after their surgery (post-operative mortality) and the risk-adjusted mortality rate.

It builds on the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) undertaken by the Vascular Society to improve outcomes after AAA surgery.

The first report in 2012 demonstrated a significant improvement in outcomes with the published mortality being 2.4% in 8380 cases of abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.