Journal article

'Organisation of delivery of care in operating suite recovery rooms within 48 hours postoperatively and patient outcomes after adult non-cardiac surgery: a systematic review'

Courtney Lloyd, Guy Ludbrook, David Story, Guy Maddern

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


CONTEXT: Postoperative recovery rooms have existed since 1847, however, there is sparse literature investigating interventions undertaken in recovery, and their impact on patients after recovery room discharge. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to investigate the organisation of care delivery in postoperative recovery rooms; and its effect on patient outcomes; including mortality, morbidity, unplanned intensive care unit (ICU) admission and length of hospital stay. DATA SOURCES: NCBI PubMed, EMBASE and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. STUDY SELECTION: Studies published since 1990, investigating health system initiatives undertaken in postoperative recovery rooms. One auth..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

This systematic review was undertaken as part of a Masters of Clinical Sciences with the University of Adelaide, funded by the Australian Government's Research Training Program (Commonwealth funded).