Author: INCLUSIVE HEALTHCARE INNOVATION ON BEHALF OF GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL
Published: Jan 2014
For many years, emergency surgeries have been dealt with in an unscheduled and unplanned manner. This created bottlenecks, which could result in morbidity and mortality for patients. Felipe Montoya-Pelaez and his team in the Department of Anaesthesia have solved this problem. They developed an electronic emergency surgery triage tool replacing the manual, paper-based system of booking emergency cases. Now, they can schedule more efficiently, prioritize and assess patients requiring surgery. The patients receive timely surgery according to the urgency of their condition.