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Patient experiences with interventions to reduce surgery cancellations: a qualitative study
(BioMed Central, 2013-08-08)
Background: The cancellation of planned surgery harms patients, increases waiting times and wastes scarce health resources. Previous studies have evaluated interventions to reduce cancellations from medical and ...
A new pathway for elective surgery to reduce cancellation rates
(BioMed Central, 2012-06-11)
Background: The cancellation of planned surgeries causes prolonged wait times, harm to patients, and is a waste of scarce resources. To reduce high cancellation rates in a Norwegian general hospital, the pathway for elective ...
Sustainability of healthcare improvement: what can we learn from learning theory?
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2012-08-03)
Background Changes that improve the quality of health care should be sustained. Falling back to old, unsatisfactory ways of working is a waste of resources and can in the worst case increase resistance to later initiatives ...