BSPGHAN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

27- 29 April 2021

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF REFERRAL PATHWAY FOR ABDOMINAL PAIN ON INITIAL ASSESSMENT TIME, BLOOD INVESTIGATIONS REQUESTED, IMAGING PERFORMED AND EVENTUAL OUTCOME

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Jutta Koeglmeier
Jutta Koeglmeier
5 months ago

you present your experience with implementing a referral pathway for children presenting with abdominal paining conclude 88% or patients had a medical diagnosis at discharge. Were there any children who subsequently represented with a surgical diagnosis

Hina Rizvi
Hina Rizvi
5 months ago

None. I looked through for readmissions.

Anna Pigott
Anna Pigott
5 months ago

Excellent poster, I presume this follows the regional surgical meeting where this model was suggested. This has reduced your admissions significantly, shorter waiting time for families and saving money. A rare win win!

Hina Rizvi
Hina Rizvi
5 months ago
Reply to  Anna Pigott

Definitely. There was hesitation initially for the proposal, but soon the effect were evident; PAU was not bogged down with “surgical patients” waiting for surgical review, blood results or US abdomen slot!!

Mashhood Ayaz
Mashhood Ayaz
5 months ago

Excellent work. We see most of our abdominal pains before referral to surgical team at St Helier Hospital. This does mean that higher staffing levels might be needed especially in a busy PAU unit. Comments?