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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 The impact of education on the knowledge and documentation of Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) driving restrictions by doctors….

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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 short survey was circulated by email to members of the Society for Acute Medicine receiving the Acute Medicine journal in January 2010. Responses to the questions relating to journal content and layout…

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…

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

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Abstract Objective: To explore patient’s perceptions regarding the physical environment of an Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU). Design/Setting: Questionnaire study at the time of discharge from the