Reasons for Cancellation of Cases on the Day of Surgery–A Prospective Study

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SUMMARY Late cancellation of scheduled operations is a major cause of inefficient use of operating-room time and a waste of resources. We studied elective operating theatre bookings in general surgical discipline. On the day of surgery the intended list was noted and a list of cancellations with the reason was noted by the attending anaesthesiologist. 1590… (More)

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