Operating Theatres: A Summary of Local Audit Findings

Operating Theatres: A Summary of Local Audit Findings
10 March 2016
This report summarises the findings from our follow-up work, recognising that since the time of our audits, health boards have been working to address our local recommendations.
The main conclusion from the follow-up audit work is that many theatres remain under-utilised and there are barriers to improvement along the entire patient pathway, not just within theatres. The focus on theatre efficiency and productivity has waned in Wales in recent years although positively there has been greater focus on surgical safety.

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