Clinical Indicators for Ambulatory Surgery

Self-learning and improving process management in surgical units

2010 +++ Jost Brökelmann, Klaus Bäcker +++ Quelle: Ambulatory Surgery 16.2 July 2010, 34-37


14 clinical indicators for ambulatory surgery were tested on a sample of 111.374 complete AQS1-questionnaires from 1000 surgical units in the fields of gynecology, orthopedics and general surgery within a three years time period. In addition benchmarking was visualized in 12 different surgical units after xarthroscopic cruciate ligament reconstruction.

The results show that there is enough variation between different surgical units so that this can be used for the staff of surgical units as a tool for self-learning and improving process management. The results also can help to prepare patients for what they have to encounter in ambulatory surgery.