Scheduled Emergency Trauma Operation : The Green Line Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Process Of Care

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Ax , M , Reito , A , Koskimaa , M , Uutela , A & Paloneva , J 2019 , ' Scheduled Emergency Trauma Operation : The Green Line Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Process Of Care ' , Scandinavian Journal of Surgery , vol. 108 , no. 3 , pp. 250-257 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1457496918803015

Title: Scheduled Emergency Trauma Operation : The Green Line Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Process Of Care
Author: Ax, M.; Reito, A.; Koskimaa, M.; Uutela, A.; Paloneva, J.
Contributor organization: Department of Medicine
Clinicum
Date: 2019-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery
ISSN: 1457-4969
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1457496918803015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/305856
Abstract: Background and Aims: Traditionally, patients requiring an orthopedic emergency operation were admitted to an inpatient ward to await surgery. This often led to congestion of wards and operation rooms while, for less urgent traumas, the time spent waiting for the operation often became unacceptably long. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the flow of patients coded green in a traffic light-based coding process aimed at decreasing the burden on wards and enabling a scheduled emergency operation in Central Finland Hospital. Materials and Methods: Operation urgency was divided into three categories: green (>48 h), yellow (8-48 h), and red (
Subject: Trauma
orthopedics
emergency operative trauma
hand surgery
prioritizing
traffic light
delayed operative treatment
delayed operation
HIP FRACTURE
MORTALITY
MANAGEMENT
ERRORS
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
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