Introduction: The increasing rate of delivery by caesarean section demands more effective use of resources in obstetrical departments and anaesthesiological departments. At the Danish State Hospital, Rigshospitalet, in 2002, we decided to optimise the cooperation between the various professionals involved, by softening the professional boundaries, and by performing most planned caesarean sections on the same day, carried out by the same team, the "elective caesarean section team" (EST). In 2003 a similar structure was established at Hvidovre Hospital. This paper describes the process of establishing EST, the organisational implications, and the results of an evaluation of EST by the users. Materials and methods: The case records of all caesarean sections performed by the EST-team at Rigshospitalet and Hvidovre Hospital in 2004, were examined. All users in a two-month period evaluated the EST by questionnaires at planned discharge. Results: Most users (60.5%) were discharged after two days. The user evaluation showed a high level of satisfaction. Conclusion: The introduction of EST has increased the efficiency within the organisation for carrying out planned caesarean sections. It has generated a high level of satisfaction among users, and a high educational value for the staff.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Elective caesarean section organized in team - A new structure|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 20 nov. 2006|