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Enfermería Global

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BARBOSA, M.H.; MIRANDA GOULART, D.M.; VIEIRA DE ANDRADE, E.  and  MATTIA, A.L. de. Análisis de la suspensión de cirugía en un hospital docente. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.26, pp.164-173. ISSN 1695-6141.

In the search for better quality indices, the suspensions of surgeries have been examined by and received attention from researchers in the field of health. High cancellation rates reveal an inadequate management that impacts negatively on the health team iself and the patient's life and and that of his or her family. This retrospective descriptive study aim to identify the rate of surgical suspension and the reasons for this procedure in a public teaching hospital. Data were collected from the Surgical Center Archive and Medical Archive Service Statistics. There was a rate of 14.14% surgical cancellations and in 1,402 (63.78%) occasions no records were found that justify the suspension of the surgeries. The results showed the following justifications for the suspensions of the surgery: 194 (8.82%) were non hospitalized patients; 182 (8.30%) for inadequate clinical conditions;, 179 (8.14%) due to administrative problems;, 94 (4.27%) for welfare issues;, 61 (2.77%) for structural issues; 40 (1.82%) for lack of patients and 46 (2.10%) for other reasons. These findings point to the need to adopt measures that will ensure patient safety and quality of service offered.

Keywords : surgicenters; perioperative nursing; management.

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