12- CANCELED SCHEDULED ELECTIVE SURGERY IN OUR PUBLIC HOSPITALS, WHY?
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2008, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 57-61
AbstractCancellation of operations increases
theatre costs and decreases
efficiency as well as causing emotional
trauma to the patients and there families.
Elective surgery cancellation is a
significant multifactor problem with
far-reaching consequences1. Obviously,
all cancellations can not be avoided.
Patients may have a change in their
medical condition on the day of surgery
which can not be expected or there is
unpredictable condition in the hospital.
Most problems, however, can be
prevented with a little initiative as we
noticed that in private hospitals all these
reasons may be of negligible
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