Abstract Outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT) is being developed and practised in an increasing number of acute hospitals within the United Kingdom. This article is a review of the OPAT service delivered
Abstract Aim: To establish the nature and frequency of discrepancies identified by pharmacy staff during medicines reconciliation.(MR) Methods: Pharmacy staff collected data prospectively from 161 patients
Abstract Many hospitals are still setting up acute stroke thrombolysis services, often delayed by fears over workload. However, there are few data on how many patients require urgent assessment before
A simple educational programme substantially reduces unnecessary use of coagulation screening testing in an acute medical department
Abstract A review suggested that coagulation screening tests (CST) were frequently performed unnecessarily in our Acute Medical Department. We reviewed the records of all patients for whom CST was ordered
Abstract This paper describes how a Foundation Trust was able to meet emergency access targets. The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) was expanded from 29 to 81 beds and patients with expected length of…
General medical follow-up clinics – does the traditional model need to be updated for new traditional model need to be updated for new acute physicians?
Abstract The follow up arrangements were reviewed for 212 patients discharged from our Medical Admissions Unit (MAU) prior to the appointment of an acute medical consultant. 19 patients (9%) were referred