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DISCOVER: Which patients should be 
included and how to find them 
Mike Kelly
When 
Mini Team 
Period 1: 
1/10- 15/10 
OR 
Period 2: 
15/10- 29/10 
OR 
Period 3: 
29/10-12/11 
30 day follow 
up
What 
• Any adult pt undergoing surgery on the GI 
tract from oesophagus to the rectum and anus 
including HPB 
• Any surg...
What not 
• Minor anorectal- EUA/Haemorrhoids 
• Trauma 
• Vascular, Urological and Transplant 
• Diagnostic- staging lapa...
Where 
• Daily elective theatre lists 
• Handover sheets/ emergency admission and 
ward lists. 
• Theatre logbooks (both e...
Follow up 
• Inpatient notes to identify in-hospital 
complications. 
• Clinic notes and clinic letters, if seen in clinic...
Example 1 
• 60 year old male- elective wedge resection of 
Ca Bowel. 3/7 stay
Example 2 
• 24 year old- emergency laparotomy for gastric 
band slippage. 5/7 stay.
Example 3 
• 21 year old- elective day- case Inguinal Hernia 
repair
• 70 year old- elective oophorectomy with 
hartmanns procedure for Ovarian Ca. 1/52 
stay
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  1. 1. DISCOVER: Which patients should be included and how to find them Mike Kelly
  2. 2. When Mini Team Period 1: 1/10- 15/10 OR Period 2: 15/10- 29/10 OR Period 3: 29/10-12/11 30 day follow up
  3. 3. What • Any adult pt undergoing surgery on the GI tract from oesophagus to the rectum and anus including HPB • Any surgical approach • Emergency/Elective surgery with ≥1 nights stay in hospital
  4. 4. What not • Minor anorectal- EUA/Haemorrhoids • Trauma • Vascular, Urological and Transplant • Diagnostic- staging laparotomy etc • Interventional Radiology- CT guided drainage
  5. 5. Where • Daily elective theatre lists • Handover sheets/ emergency admission and ward lists. • Theatre logbooks (both elective and emergency).
  6. 6. Follow up • Inpatient notes to identify in-hospital complications. • Clinic notes and clinic letters, if seen in clinic by 30 days. • Electronic systems and handover lists for re-admissions. • Search for A&E re-attendances.
  7. 7. Example 1 • 60 year old male- elective wedge resection of Ca Bowel. 3/7 stay
  8. 8. Example 2 • 24 year old- emergency laparotomy for gastric band slippage. 5/7 stay.
  9. 9. Example 3 • 21 year old- elective day- case Inguinal Hernia repair
  10. 10. • 70 year old- elective oophorectomy with hartmanns procedure for Ovarian Ca. 1/52 stay

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