The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee has released its inaugural report, and has recommended that: a perioperative mortality review process is developed which builds on the National Minimum Dataset (NMDS) and National Mortality Collection (NMC); a formalised memorandum of understanding between the Committee and Coronial services is signed to enable enhanced and standardised data access; the NMDS and NMC are enhanced and standardised collections by ensuring that an ASA score is recorded for all procedures, existing conditions and conditions acquired during admission are separately identified, and the immediate cause of death can be identified from the data collections; and making the submission of data to the NMDS mandatory for all healthcare facilities. Further information, including a copy of the report, is available here.