Try the new online tool that tots up complication rates for elective surgeries

It's being sold as a bid to boost transparency

GPs and patients can now check the real-world complication risks for a range of elective surgeries across various specialties, with the launch of an online calculator by the Grattan Institute.


It is being sold by the Institute as an attempt to lift “the veil of secrecy” alleged to be hanging over complication rates.

The online tool determines a patient’s risk of the top 10 complications for elective surgeries in 21 areas — from "breast surgery" and "extensive burns" to "orthopaedics" and "vascular surgery".

It filters the results according to