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A model-based evaluation of the Canberra Hospital Acute Care Surgical Unit - Acute care surgery: a case of one size fits all?

Beardsley, Christian; Sandhu, Tejminder; Gubicak, Samuel; Srikanth, S.V.; Galketiya, Kamal; Piscioneri, Frank


Purpose: Surgical services in Australia are under sustained and growing pressure. The global implementation of acute care surgery services has been shown to facilitate the timeliness of acute surgery. The question is: Do acute care surgical units fit major regional centers like ours? The current study coincides with the introduction of a Surgical Assessment and Planning Unit (SAPU) at the Canberra Hospital and compares patient outcomes before vs. after the introduction of the SAPU, using acute...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Surgery Today
DOI: 10.1007/s00595-013-0775-2


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