Counting health care: is there aF in CE?

  title={Counting health care: is there aF in CE?},
  author={Robert U. Ashford and Frank R Howell},
  journal={The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland},
  volume={1 5},
The consultant episode is widely used by health economists as a measure of delivery of care. The clinical notes of 174 consecutive patients undergoing elective orthopaedic procedures were reviewed. Just over half of the cases (89/174, 51%) were patients referred by their general practitioner, but under half of the available operating time (47%) was expended… CONTINUE READING