Driving Efficiency in Day Surgery

Venue: Ibis Hotel Earls Court

Location: London SW6, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Dec 14, 2005 End Date/Time: Dec 14, 2005
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This was the key finding of the Healthcare Commission’s recent review of day surgery services. The review found that Trusts could reduce pressure on beds and bring down waiting lists, whilst still improving patient care. Although rates of day surgery have increased since the last review, there is still great variance across the country. 45% of time allocated to day surgery is not being used. On average, theatres are only being used for 16 hours a week and an extra 74,000 patients a year could be treated in day surgery.
While some may argue with the Commission’s estimates of available capacity, few would argue with their core message that, if the least efficient trusts adopted the practices of the best, this would release the potential of day surgery. Health Service Journal has developed this important conference to show you how to achieve this. Hear from some of those who topped the league for day surgery, explore the challenges they faced and investigate how they overcame them. This forum will allow you too to increase efficiency and liberate the potential of day surgery.