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The same day admissions unit for elective surgery: a case study

The same day admissions unit for elective surgery: a case study Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the activity of a purpose‐built elective surgery unit in a busy district general hospital and the patient journey associated with same day admission to the elective surgery unit. Design/methodology/approach – This paper describes the layout of the elective surgery unit in a busy district general hospital and the associated patient journey. Early challenges are identified and potential cost savings calculated. Findings – The potential for cost savings in the NHS with purpose‐built units for elective surgery are immense. Originality/value – An elective surgery unit has not been described in detail before. Apart from its value to the NHS, hospitals in developing countries can benefit from knowing about the early challenges, described in the paper, that were faced. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance Emerald Publishing

The same day admissions unit for elective surgery: a case study

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0952-6862
DOI
10.1108/09526860810880171
pmid
18785463
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the activity of a purpose‐built elective surgery unit in a busy district general hospital and the patient journey associated with same day admission to the elective surgery unit. Design/methodology/approach – This paper describes the layout of the elective surgery unit in a busy district general hospital and the associated patient journey. Early challenges are identified and potential cost savings calculated. Findings – The potential for cost savings in the NHS with purpose‐built units for elective surgery are immense. Originality/value – An elective surgery unit has not been described in detail before. Apart from its value to the NHS, hospitals in developing countries can benefit from knowing about the early challenges, described in the paper, that were faced.

Journal

International Journal of Health Care Quality AssuranceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 13, 2008

Keywords: Patients; Surgery; National Health Service

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