Beyond just the operating room: characterizing the complete caseload of a tertiary acute care surgery service

Theunis J. van Zyl, Patrick B. Murphy, Laura Allen, Neil G. Parry, Ken Leslie, Kelly N. Vogt
2018 Canadian journal of surgery  
ReseaRch • RecheRche Beyond just the operating room: characterizing the complete caseload of a tertiary acute care surgery service Background: Most studies evaluating acute care surgery (ACS) models of care for patients with emergency general surgery (EGS) conditions have focused on patients who undergo surgery while admitted under the care of the ACS service. The purpose of this study was to prospectively examine the case mix of admissions and consultations to an ACS service at a tertiary
more » ... at a tertiary centre to identify the frequency and distribution of both operatively and nonoperatively managed EGS conditions. Methods: In this prospective cohort study, we evaluated consecutive patients assessed by the ACS team between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2015, at a large Canadian tertiary care centre. This included all consultations and outside hospital transfers. Diagnoses, demographic characteristics, comorbidities, intervention(s), complications, readmission and in-hospital death were captured.
doi:10.1503/cjs.007417 pmid:29806803 fatcat:2xdcbkbzunffvcarzrbeayw6hq