Abstract| Volume 43, ISSUE 12, P2384, December 2017

Day-case thyroid lobectomy surgery in a district general hospital

      Introduction: This Unit has previously published single surgeon data for day-case thyroid lobectomy rates (28%). The Unit now has two endocrine surgeons who undertake day-case thyroid surgery, if certain stringent selection criteria are met. An audit was performed to assess the validity of the proposed protocol for patient selection, developed to enhance patient safety and to provide day-case service improvement, supporting key NHS performance indicators.
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