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]
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