Getting The Best of Both Worlds – Clinical Excellence at a Peripheral Unit
Audit of hospital practice in remote areas and military practice indicates that it is possible to provide a high degree of patient safety with the advantages of care close to home in a small hospital with less than 100 beds. However such an approach requires strict attention to training and retraining, good clinical networking, attention to quality control and a well defined system for identifying those patients who need to be transferred to a specialist centre.
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