Re-engineering the elective surgical service of a tertiary hospital: a historical controlled trial.

@article{Caplan1998ReengineeringTE,
  title={Re-engineering the elective surgical service of a tertiary hospital: a historical controlled trial.},
  author={Gideon A Caplan and Alphonso Brown and Philip J Crowe and S J Yap and Sylvia Noble},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={1998},
  volume={169 5},
  pages={
          247-51
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical effects of re-engineering the processes associated with elective surgery. DESIGN A prospective, historical controlled trial. Control patients were enrolled from March 1995 to January 1996, and postintervention patients from February 1996 to October 1996. SETTING A major teaching, tertiary care hospital (Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney). PATIENTS 224 patients (123 before and 101 after the intervention) undergoing elective herniorrhaphy of laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING