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Pre-operative assessment in some ENT departments is now nurse-led rather than doctor-led. Appropriately trained nursing staff can perform medical aspects of pre-operative assessment to the same or a better standard than a doctor. Almost all patients are satisfied with a nurse-led pre-operative assessment, and in some cases they prefer it.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/j.1749-4486.2008.01672.x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clin Otolaryngol

Publication Date

04/2008

Volume

33

Pages

142 - 144

Keywords

Clinical Competence, Evidence-Based Medicine, Humans, Nurses, Nursing Assessment, Otolaryngology, Preoperative Care, Prospective Studies, Retrospective Studies, Surveys and Questionnaires