Reasons for cancellation of elective cardiac surgery at Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre, Saudi Arabia.

@article{Sultan2012ReasonsFC,
  title={Reasons for cancellation of elective cardiac surgery at Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre, Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Nabeel Sultan and Abdul Khalim Abdul Rashid and Syed Muhammad Abbas},
  journal={Journal of the Saudi Heart Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          29-34
        }
}
UNLABELLED The cancellation of surgery is a significant drain on health resources. However, a persistent problem in most hospitals is short notice cancellation of scheduled operations, even upto the day of surgery. In some cases, patients have been prepared for surgery, and the staff is assembled and expecting to operate. In UK 8% of scheduled elective operations are cancelled within 24 hours of surgery. The reasons include cancellation by the patient, cancellation for poorly optimized medical… CONTINUE READING
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