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J R Soc Med. 1987 October; 80(10): 628–629.
PMCID: PMC1291050

Effect of a surgical day unit on waiting lists.

Abstract

The effect of a surgical day unit (SDU) on the waiting lists of a busy district general hospital is reported over a 4-year period. During this time, 18 (15%) of the general surgical beds were closed for financial reasons. A real saving rather than an apparent one is reported due to the work expansion in the SDU.

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