Source: British Journal of Healthcare Management 2016, 22(5), 278-81
Date of publication: May 2016
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Looks at the effect on patient flow through the minor injury department at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust following the introduction of a new scheme which based an orthopaedic registrar in department at peak times. Patients seen by the registrar passed through the department no quicker than those seen by the A&E senior house officer and advanced nurse practitioners. There was, however, a reduction in patients breaching the 4 hour target in comparison to the comparable period without the specialist registrar in A&E.
Length of publication: 4 pages
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Acknowledgement: British Journal of Healthcare Management