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The effectiveness of nurse-led surgical pre-assessment clinics

By Graham Ormrod


Pre-operative pre-assessment has this summer\ud been the subject of National Institute for\ud Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance (see\ud Box 1), However, in a review of pre-assessment\ud clinics, Clinch (1997) states that, before 1990,\ud there was little published formal research on preassessment,\ud with most accounts being descriptive,\ud anecdotal and aimed at sharing the experience\ud of organising such services, Box 2 shows the\ud traditional pathway for patients requiring elective\ud surgery in the UK

Topics: R1, RT
Publisher: Emap
Year: 2003
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