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Fast track open aortic surgery: reduced post operative stay with a goal directed pathway.

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OBJECTIVE: Open aortic aneurysm repair is traditionally associated with an extended hospital stay. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of reducing post-operative stay through the implementation of a fast-track, goal directed, clinical pathway for elective open aortic surgery. METHODS: A fast-track clinical pathway for aortic surgery was introduced in a regional vascular unit in September 2005. The pathway has daily goals and targets discharge for all patients on the 3rd post ...

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10.1016/j.ejvs.2007.04.018

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery
Volume:
34
Issue:
3
Pages:
274-278
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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EISSN:
1532-2165
ISSN:
1078-5884
URN:
uuid:4306d2a7-33de-4c7b-b241-300224d6f41c
Source identifiers:
140734
Local pid:
pubs:140734

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