This GIRFT report for vascular surgery recommends the adoption of a fully-fledged vascular networks model across the NHS in England, to give patients faster access to urgent surgery and save lives. According to the report, the model would help reduce the likelihood of life-threatening strokes, TIAs (transient ischaemic attacks), aortic aneurysm ruptures and arterial blockages.
The report makes 17 recommendations, including:
developing formal 'hub' and 'spoke' networks.
reducing the time to treatment for vital surgical interventions.
improving perioperative and follow-u
Based on quality improvement initiatives undertaken at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center and Emory University Hospitals, this guide assists quality improvement practitioners in leading an effort to improve prevention of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism.