Operative surgical yield from general surgical outpatient clinics; Time to change the way we practice?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299500
Title:
Operative surgical yield from general surgical outpatient clinics; Time to change the way we practice?
Authors:
Irfan, M; McGovern, M; Robertson, I; Waldron, R; Khan, I; Khan, W; Barry, K
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299500
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to compare the number of patients attending surgical outpatient clinics in a general hospital to the number of resulting elective procedures scheduled in a single year. Patients initially assessed at private consulting rooms are not included in this study. The number of surgical outpatient appointments issued in 2011 totalled 6503 with non-attendances running at 1489(22.9%).The number of elective surgical theatre cases performed in 2011(i.e. the surgical yield from that period) came to 1078 with an additional 1470 patients referred for endoscopy and 475 patients referred for minor operations. Operative surgical yield from the currently structured outpatient clinic model is low, with the number of theatre cases coming to only 16.58% of the original number of outpatient appointments issued. Recommendations for the improvement of outpatient services are made. These findings are relevant in the context of streamlining access to surgical services.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
SURGERY; OUTPATIENT CARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrfan, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGovern, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Ken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-22T11:29:48Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-22T11:29:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/299500-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to compare the number of patients attending surgical outpatient clinics in a general hospital to the number of resulting elective procedures scheduled in a single year. Patients initially assessed at private consulting rooms are not included in this study. The number of surgical outpatient appointments issued in 2011 totalled 6503 with non-attendances running at 1489(22.9%).The number of elective surgical theatre cases performed in 2011(i.e. the surgical yield from that period) came to 1078 with an additional 1470 patients referred for endoscopy and 475 patients referred for minor operations. Operative surgical yield from the currently structured outpatient clinic model is low, with the number of theatre cases coming to only 16.58% of the original number of outpatient appointments issued. Recommendations for the improvement of outpatient services are made. These findings are relevant in the context of streamlining access to surgical services.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectSURGERY-
dc.subjectOUTPATIENT CARE-
dc.titleOperative surgical yield from general surgical outpatient clinics; Time to change the way we practice?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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