Outcomes of elective surgery undertaken in independent sector treatment centres and NHS providers in England: audit of patient outcomes in surgery

@inproceedings{Chard2011OutcomesOE,
  title={Outcomes of elective surgery undertaken in independent sector treatment centres and NHS providers in England: audit of patient outcomes in surgery},
  author={Jiri Chard and Maxine Kuczawski and Nicholas Black and Jan H van der Meulen},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2011}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare characteristics of patients and outcomes after elective surgery in independent sector treatment centres (ISTCs) and NHS providers. DESIGN Follow-up study with outcomes reported by patients three to six months after surgery. SETTING 25 ISTCs and 72 NHS providers in England. Population Consecutive patients undergoing hip or knee replacement (5671 in ISTCs and 14,292 in NHS), inguinal hernia repair (640 and 2023, respectively), or surgery for varicose veins (248 and 1336… CONTINUE READING
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