A new pathway for elective surgery to reduce cancellation rates

Einar Hovlid, Oddbjørn Bukve, Kjell Haug, Aslak Bjarne Aslaksen, Christian von Plessen

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Abstract

The cancellation of planned surgeries causes prolonged wait times, harm to patients, and is a waste of scarce resources. To reduce high cancellation rates in a Norwegian general hospital, the pathway for elective surgery was redesigned. The changes included earlier clinical assessment of patients, better planning and documentation systems, and increased involvement of patients in the scheduling of surgeries. This study evaluated the outcomes of this new pathway for elective surgery and explored which factors affected the outcomes.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftB M C Health Services Research
Vol/bind12
Sider (fra-til)154
ISSN1472-6963
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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