Key Performance Indicators of Anesthetic Practice: A Clinical Audit


  • Aamir Bashir Shalamar Medical & Dental College Lahore
  • Imran Aslam
  • Aamir Waseem
  • Itrat Hussain Kazmi
  • Muhammad Mubeen


Key performance indicators, post-operative nausea & vomiting, post-operative pain, hypothermia


Anesthesia is one of the essential requirement before most of surgical procedure. This perioperative medicine practice require skill, training and implementation of standards. Various tools have been used for monitoring of clinical practice standards. These practice standards and performance indicators could be either from pre-anesthesia optimization, perioperative management, or post-operative outcome. This clinical audit was carried out at a tertiary care teaching hospital. Three key performance indicators were selected including incidence of 1) postoperative nausea & vomiting, 2) post-operative pain and 3) hypothermia. This audit highlighted requirement of improvement in practice for optimum pain management in general surgery and orthopedic cases as well as adequate management of hypothermia in elderly patients.




How to Cite

Bashir, A., Aslam, I. ., Waseem, A., Kazmi, I. H., & Mubeen, M. (2021). Key Performance Indicators of Anesthetic Practice: A Clinical Audit. Archives of Surgical Research, 2(1), 23-25. Retrieved from



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