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dc.contributor.authorCornes, MP
dc.contributor.authorDanks, G
dc.contributor.authorElgaddal, S
dc.contributor.authorJawad, M
dc.contributor.authorTonks, J
dc.contributor.authorRies, E
dc.contributor.authorFord, C
dc.contributor.authorGama, R
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-28T09:21:13Z
dc.date.available2020-08-28T09:21:13Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-20
dc.identifier.citationCornes, M.P., Danks, G., Elgaddal, S., Jawad, M., Tonks, J., Ries, E., Ford, C. and Gama, R. (2018) Early availability of laboratory results increases same day ward discharge rates, Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 56(11), pp. 1864–1869.en
dc.identifier.issn1434-6621en
dc.identifier.pmid29924733 (pubmed)
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/cclm-2018-0261en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/623536
dc.descriptionThis is the published version of an article published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine on 20/06/2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2018-0261en
dc.description.abstract© 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston. Delayed discharge reduces hospital efficiency and inconveniences patients. Most hospitals discharge in the afternoon, whereas the most common admission time is mid-morning. Consequently, new patients wait for the beds of patients who are fit to be discharged. Earlier discharge may, therefore, improve patient flow. We investigated the impact of early phlebotomy with early availability of laboratory results on patient discharge rates and discharge time. Discharge rates, discharge time and sample turnaround time were assessed before (1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014) and after (1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015) introduction of earlier phlebotomy with availability of laboratory results prior to the ward rounds on two surgical wards. Following the intervention, over 95% of results were available before 8:30 am in 2015 as compared to less than 1% in 2014. Specimen turnaround times were similar in both study periods. Even after adjustment for age, gender, admission type and length of admission, the same day discharge rate was higher in 2015 compared to 2014 (60% vs. 52%; p<0.002), but time of discharge was unchanged. Early availability of blood results prior to ward rounds increased ward discharges but did not affect discharge time.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter GmbHen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/cclm/56/11/article-p1864.xmlen
dc.subjectdischargeen
dc.subjecthematology phlebotomyen
dc.subjectbiochemistryen
dc.titleEarly availability of laboratory results increases same day ward discharge ratesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1437-4331
dc.identifier.journalClinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicineen
dc.date.updated2020-08-24T12:17:44Z
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Clinical Biochemistry, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcestershire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and NorthernIreland, Phone: +01905 760843.
pubs.place-of-publicationGermany
dc.date.accepted2018-05-23
rioxxterms.funderThe Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trusten
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW28082020RGen
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-08-28en
dc.source.volume56
dc.source.issue11
dc.source.beginpage1864
dc.source.endpage1869
dc.description.versionPublished version
refterms.dateFCD2020-08-28T09:20:54Z
refterms.versionFCDVoR
refterms.dateFOA2020-08-28T09:21:15Z


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