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The effect of a dedicated emergency theatre facility on emergency operating patterns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9560500     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Following the introduction of a dedicated 24-hour emergency theatre facility in a 500-bed district general hospital, the total amount of emergency general surgery performed after 22.00 hours has been reduced from 37.2 to 13.1%, with a concomitant increase in emergency day-time operating from 22.1 to 51.2%. The majority of the workload was previously performed by the junior grades, and this has remained unchanged. Operative experience has not been diminished with the reduction in night-time surgery, and senior supervision has been enhanced. There has been no significant difference in mortality or morbidity with the changes in operating patterns. Utilization of the theatre staff and time during the night has been improved.
F R Calder; V Jadhav; J E Hale
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0035-8835     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-12     Completed Date:  1998-05-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503110     Medline TA:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, East Surrey Hospital, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Emergency Treatment / statistics & numerical data*
Hospitals, District
Hospitals, General
Operating Rooms*
Surgical Procedures, Operative / statistics & numerical data*
Time Factors

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