Abstract:surgical unit between 24 th May 2016 and the 22 nd June 2016 were eligible for inclusion in this study. All patients were assessed by a member of the study team within 48 hours of the patients being admitted. A prospective review of the patient's medical and nursing records was undertaken to obtain the data outcomes required. Results: 500 patients (female 236:264 male; mean age 59 years (range 17-100years)) were recruited during the study period. In total 450 patients were from general surgery and 50 patients … Show more
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