Out of hours (OOH) care remains a challenge in all medical specialties round the world. Day and Olusanya interview Owen Roodenburg from The Alfred, Melbourne, about an innovative approach to managing OOH care in hospitals.
This new programme directly addresses many of the issues with night time staff cover and allows selected trainees to obtain a Certificate of Clinical Leadership centred around experience, exposure, and education.
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You can read the article published in JICS here: O’Leary R, Strange J, McKimm A, Gantner D, McClure J, Roodenburg O. ICU should improve the night-time hospital. JICS October 2013; 14, 4: 284-287 (free full text)
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O’Leary R, Strange J, McKimm A, Gantner D, McClure J, Roodenburg O. ICU should improve the night-time hospital. JICS October 2013; 14, 4: 284-287 (free full text)
Dr Foster Intelligence: Weekend care – suggests there is a 20% increase in mortality out of hours and at weekends (last accessed 23/05/2014)
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Job description of the Alfred Hospital Clinical lead here
The Royal College of Physicians Future Hospital Commission. Future Hospital: Caring for medical patients. A report from the Future Hospital Commission to the Royal College of Physicians. September 2013. (last accessed 23/05/2014)