Nurse-led clinics. Care in pre-admission clinics

Nurs Times. 1996 Jan;92(1):27-8.


This paper is essentially an evaluation of a newly established nurse-led orthopaedic pre-admission clinic. It centres around three key elements, namely patient satisfaction, length of in-patient stay and waiting list management. It is hoped that this evaluation will demonstrate the importance and the benefits of having an orthopaedic nurse co-ordinate the clinic so that patient education is given the priority it deserves.

MeSH terms

  • Admitting Department, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Nurse Administrators*
  • Orthopedic Nursing / organization & administration*
  • Patient Admission*