Cancelled operations are not infrequent, can annoy patients and waste hospital resources.
They were monitored prospectively to determine their frequency, causes and any impact of surveillance-by-objective plus in-house education.
The study involved nine departments and was done in three phases over 47 consecutive months.
During the study period 19 661 operations were performed and 1976 (9.1%) were cancelled, the rates in Phases 1, 2, and 3 being 11,8%, 6.7% and 6.2%. The difference between Phase 1 and Phase 2 was significant (p < 0.001) but that between Phase 2 and Phase 3 was not.
The study was not designed to influence patients, and the frequency of cancellations they had caused remained unchanged at 2.6%, 1.8% and 1.8%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Traitement, Hôpital, Evaluation, Système santé, Homme, Arabie Saoudite, Morbidité, Etiologie, Suppression, Critère décision, Annulation, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Treatment, Hospital, Evaluation, Health system, Human, Saudi Arabia, Morbidity, Etiology, Suppression, Decision criterion, Asia
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