Objectives-To determine whether the period spent on the true impatient waiting list is a valid indication of the total time that patients have to wait for an operation ; and to assess the feasibility of monitoring the total « postreferral waiting time » by using existing computerised information systems.
SettingThree randomly selected Scottish hospitals.
Subjects-Waiting list patients admitted to hospital for operations during June to August 1993 in six major specialties, separate attention being focused on cataract operations and hip and knee replacements.
Main outcome measure-The total time that patient have to wait for an operation after the initial general practitioner referral-the postreferral waiting time-compared with that spent at the final stage of the process on the true inpatient waiting list.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Evaluation, Temps attente, Préopératoire, Milieu hospitalier, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Evaluation, Waiting time, Preoperative, Hospital environment, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0700997
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 09/06/1995.