Fifth Patient Audit Report Published

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Outlines results, conclusions and recommendations from the audit

The Fifth Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) was published on 13th December 2019.

Commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the National Clinical Audit Programme, the report analyses the care received by close to 25,000 emergency bowel surgery patients treated in NHS hospitals in England and Wales between December 2017 and November 2018.

The report offers a series of recommendations to reduce variation in the care of patients undergoing emergency bowel surgery.

The report is available for download from the Reports section of the NELA website.