Increased risk environment for emergency general surgery in the context of regionalization and specialization.

  title={Increased risk environment for emergency general surgery in the context of regionalization and specialization.},
  author={Suzanne M Beecher and D Peter O'Leary and Ray Mclaughlin},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
BACKGROUND The pressures on tertiary hospitals with increased volume and complexity related to regionalization and specialization has impacted upon availability of operating theatres with consequent displacement of emergencies to high risk out of hours settings. METHODS A retrospective review of an electronic emergency theatre list prospectively maintained database was performed over a two year period. Data gathered included type of operation performed, Time to Theatre (TTT), operation start… Expand
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