Australian and New Zealand Collaborative Perfusion Registry
In 2007 Prof Rob Baker and Richard Newland established the Perfusion Downunder Collaborative Research Database. Originally six hospitals in Australia and New Zealand collected data from electronic data management systems on the heart lung machine and exported these to a multi-centre database. This enabled multicenter benchmarking and quality improvement initiatives that have resulted in improved practice.
The PDU database has recently transitioned to the Australia New Zealand Collaborative Perfusion Registry (ANZCPR) that has collected data in more than 35,000 procedures in 9 hospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand. The ANZCPR is now generating manuscripts in the peer reviewed literature. A collaborative database for cardiac surgical procedures performed throughout Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian and New Zealand Collaborative Perfusion Registry - ANZCPR aims to empower cardiac surgical team members through the collection and reporting of data relevant to the practice of cardiopulmonary bypass. This is achieved through utilization of the data to understand clinical practice, provide a foundation for research, and to facilitate quality improvement. Formed in 2007, the registry has collected data in more than 30,000 procedures in 9 hospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand.