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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2003 Mar;85(2):75-8.

28-Day emergency surgical re-admission rates as a clinical indicator of performance.

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Department of Surgery, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK. edjcourtney1972@aol.com

Abstract

With the introduction of clinical governance, the NHS Executive has identified 28-day emergency re-admission rates as a clinical indicator to be used to assess and compare performance between NHS trusts. We undertook a 3-month retrospective audit of patients identified from the trust computer as having been re-admitted as an emergency within 28 days of discharge from the general surgical division. We wanted to examine reasons for re-admission, possible errors in coding and any preventable factors in these patients subsequently re-admitted acutely.

PMID:
12648333
PMCID:
PMC1963724
DOI:
10.1308/003588403321219803
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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