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The general surgical care practitioner improves surgical outpatient streamlining and the delivery of elective surgical care

, : The general surgical care practitioner improves surgical outpatient streamlining and the delivery of elective surgical care. Journal of Perioperative Practice 23(6): 138-141

The feasibility of implementing a surgical care practitioner (SCP) role for the delivery of secondary care within the general surgery department of a district general hospital was evaluated. Streamlining patients into an SCP-led 'one-stop' gallbladder clinic for symptomatic uncomplicated cholelithiasis led to a reduction in follow-up clinic workload for major elective laparoscopic work and more appropriate triaging of primary care referrals. Each of these improvements contributed to an efficient service model.


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