E-ISSN 2367-699X | ISSN 2367-7414
Required files to be uploaded
Copyright Transfer Form
|Original Article|| |
IMPLEMENTING A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR MAJOR AMPUTATION IN A SCOTTISH HEALTH BOARD (PATTERNS OF PERI-OPERATIVE MORTALITY AND AMPUTATION LEVEL)
Bryce Renwick, Colette Pickard, Marta Madurska, Michael Burns, Joshua Fultang, James Horton, Adam MacDonald, Khalid Irshad, Donald J Bain, Donald B Reid.
|Cited by (1)|
We present a large contemporary series of patients presenting with unreconstructable critical limb ischaemia and requiring amputation. As well as being an insight into the challenges faced with the implementation of a quality improvement framework. We also feel the results will better inform the practising vascular surgeon and patients about the risks of limb loss in the 21st century.
Critical limb ischaemia, gangree, diabetes, bypass, angioplasty, perioperative, mortality
|1. Sachs, M., Bojunga, J., Encke, A. Historical evolution of limb amputation.World Journal of Surgery. 1999 Oct; 23(10): 1088-93.|
|2. Quality Improvement Framework for Major Amputation Surgery Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland November 2010 Available at http://www.vascularsociety.org.uk/document/qiffor-amputation-guidance/qif_for_amputation- _full_version_for_the_website [Accessed June 2016].|
|3. Peripheral Arterial Disease: Diagnosis and Management NICE Guidelines August 2012 Available at https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg147/documents/niceguidance-points-the-way-to-better-diagnosis-andmanagement-of-common-cardiovascular-condition [Accessed June 2016].|