An emergency daytime theatre list: utilisation and impact on clinical practice.

@article{Barlow1993AnED,
  title={An emergency daytime theatre list: utilisation and impact on clinical practice.},
  author={Alexis Barlow and Diane A. Wilkinson and M Wordsworth and Ian A Eyre-Brook},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={1993},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={441-4}
}
A prospective study of all weekday emergency surgery performed in a district general hospital over an 18-month period was undertaken to assess the impact of a fully staffed, daytime operating theatre for emergency surgery on night-time operating and on consultant supervision of trainees. In the 12 months following the introduction of the emergency list there was a 46% reduction in the number of general surgical operations performed after midnight compared with the preceding 6 months. Despite… CONTINUE READING

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