Emergency Surgery: Standards for unscheduled surgical care – Royal College of Surgeons – 7 April 2011

Posted on April 13, 2011. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, Surgery | Tags: |

Emergency Surgery: Standards for unscheduled surgical care – Royal College of Surgeons – 7 April 2011

“Emergency patients account for half the NHS surgical workload but mortality and complication rates vary widely; these are the problems identified in new standards for emergency surgery care published today by the Royal College of Surgeons [RCS]. The RCS estimates that the care of emergency surgery patients comprises 40-50 per cent of surgical work and in general surgery alone account for 14,000 admissions a year to intensive care in England and Wales, at a costs of at least £88m* and mortality rates of 25 per cent. The report demonstrates that there is a lack of detailed outcome measurement for emergency surgery patients – which is preventing hospitals from understanding how they can improve.

Surgeons believe that dedicated operating theatre time for emergency cases; better care for highrisk patients before and after surgery; and greater availability of consultants would save lives and shorten hospital stays for emergency patients.”

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