The impact of an orthopaedic specialist registrar on A&E wait times

Source:  British Journal of Healthcare Management 2016, 22(5), 278-81

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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

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