Outcomes in emergency general surgery following the introduction of a consultant‐led unit. BJS 2015; 102: 1726-1732.
Published: 22nd October 2015
Authors: R. Shakerian, B. N. Thomson, A. Gorelik, I. P. Hayes, A. R. Skandarajah
Patients presenting with emergency surgical conditions place significant demands on healthcare services globally. The need to improve emergency surgical care has led to establishment of consultant‐led emergency surgery units. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a changed model of service on outcomes.
A retrospective observational study of all consecutive emergency general surgical admissions in 2009–2012 was performed. A 2‐year time frame before and after the establishment of the emergency general surgery (
The study included 7233 acute admissions. The
The establishment of a consultant‐led emergency surgical service has been associated with improved provision of care, resulting in timely management and improved clinical outcomes.Full text
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