Reducing post-surgery complications with Professor Guy Ludbrook

Video series: Translating Research

We speak to Professor Guy Ludbrook about his research reducing post surgical complications with Advanced Recovery Room Care (ARRC).

We learn that:

  • moderate-risk surgical patients have a very high likelihood of experiencing serious complications shortly after surgery
  • with an aging population, this problem is growing at a rate of 10% every year.
  • intense, comprehensive care in the first 24 hours after surgery decreased complications by 50% each day, for 9 days after surgery. 

About the research

Professor Ludbrook is Professor of Anaesthesia at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and University of Adelaide.

Click here to read the published research on advanced recovery room care.


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