Effectiveness of a Surgery Admission Unit for patients undergoing major elective surgery in a tertiary university hospital

@inproceedings{Ortiga2010EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of a Surgery Admission Unit for patients undergoing major elective surgery in a tertiary university hospital},
  author={Berta Ortiga and Cristina Capdevila and Albert Salazar and MF Viso and Carlos Bartolom{\'e} and Xavier Corbella},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND The increasing demand on hospitalisation, either due to elective activity from the waiting lists or due to emergency admissions coming from the Emergency Department (ED), requires looking for strategies that lead to effective bed management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a surgery admission unit for major elective surgery patients who were admitted for same-day surgery. METHODS We included all patients admitted for elective surgery in a university… CONTINUE READING

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