The effect of a 'fast-track' unit on the performance of a cardiothoracic department.


OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe the impact of a 'fast-track' unit, combined with a computerised system for information collection and analysis, on the clinical practice and finance of a cardiothoracic department over the first 12 month period of its application. METHODS Within 12 months, starting December 1996, 642 major… (More)