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Day of surgery cancellations after nurse-led pre-assessment in an elective surgical centre: the first 2 years.

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We describe a nurse-led pre-assessment system at an elective surgical centre. A targeted referral system was used by trained nurses to direct referrals to a supervising consultant anaesthetist or to the surgical team. Of 2726 patients pre-assessed in the first 2 years, 105 patients (3.9%) were cancelled or postponed for medical optimisation after pre-assessment. There were 137 cancellations (5.0%) on the day of surgery, despite pre-assessment, but only 36 were for anaesthetic or medical reaso...

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Journal:
Anaesthesia
Volume:
58
Issue:
7
Pages:
692-699
Publication date:
2003-07-05
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EISSN:
1365-2044
ISSN:
0003-2409
URN:
uuid:3ebf415e-a186-4b5b-9bc4-e044602caf27
Source identifiers:
242564
Local pid:
pubs:242564

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