Surgical Journey

Why Participate?

  • Understand how your Operating Theatre activity compares with your peers

  • Identify ways to improve session utilisation and to improve your patients’ journeys

  • Share issues and innovations with your colleagues

  • Develop practical action plans to improve your service over the next year


Select Optional Activity B8 on your subscription agreement and return by email to


$A5,250 (excl. GST) per group per facility.
Individual delegate venue fees are billed separately.

Timeline and key dates

10 June 2018
Distribute Data specifications

21 August 2018
Provide data to The Health Roundtable

21 October 2018
Briefing materials distributed

31 October - 1 November 2018
Surgical Journey Workshop - Melbourne

Surgical Journey Improvement Group

Surgical Journey Improvement Group

31 October - 1 November 2018 - Melbourne
Meeting Code HRT1820

The Surgical Journey Improvement Group benchmarks the surgical patient's journey from entering the hospital through to theatre and on to discharge.

The Roundtable benchmarks activity against National targets and other similar hospitals. We analyse common surgical complications, and compare the efficient use of theatres.

In 2018 the theme for our meeting will be “Review variations in time to theatre, surgical complication rates, and overall length of stay differences". We will use the data to identify the exemplar hospitals in this area, so that they may showcase their innovative approaches to this improvement, with a lessons learnt approach.

We will continue to benchmark and identify the most productive theatres, hospitals with the lowest complications, facilities with the shortest time between ED presentation and theatre.

At the annual workshop delegates share information with the exemplars to learn what measures they have in place that makes them different.

What do you need to do?
  • Designate a key liaison contact for questions and follow-up.
  • Provide detailed session times and activity data from your Operating Theatre system.
  • Participate in the six-monthly meetings and periodic webcasts to identify data issues and compare performance with other leading health services.
  • Identify an improvement project based on the data and share your results with other organisations at the annual meeting.
What does The Health Roundtable do?
  • Analyse and reports on session utilisation.
  • Extracts and analyses procedure time data from existing casemix data, to report on session efficiency.
  • Provides tools for you to compare waiting list indicators, cancellation rates, and return-to-theatre rates.
  • Facilitates the annual workshop and provides a summary report based on the discussions.
  • Provide phone and webcast support to all members to assist with data interpretation.

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