Count the cost of day cases.


Admitting surgical patients as day cases rather than for overnight stays is one way of improving the use of resources and cutting waiting lists. But the way bed-use statistics are now presented can be misleading, and Kevin Cottrell, regional statistician, North Western RHA, suggests ways in which the treatment of day cases could be standardised and an accurate picture of hospital activity achieved.

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@article{Cottrell1980CountTC, title={Count the cost of day cases.}, author={Kyra Cottrell}, journal={Health and social service journal}, year={1980}, volume={90 4714}, pages={1319-22} }