BibTex format

author = {Shetty, K and Poo, SXW and Sriskandarajah, K and Sideris, M and Malietzis, G and Darzi, A and Athanasiou, T},
doi = {10.1007/s00268-017-4267-1},
journal = {World Journal of Surgery},
pages = {937--949},
title = {"The longest way round is the shortest way home": an overhaul of surgical ward rounds},
url = {},
volume = {42},
year = {2017}

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AB - BACKGROUND: Ward rounds, a keystone of hospital surgical practice, have recently been under the spotlight. Poor-quality ward rounds can lead to a greater number of adverse events, thereby cascading to an increased financial strain on our already burdened healthcare systems. Faced with mounting pressures from both outside and inside health organizations, concerted efforts are required to restore it back into prominence where it can no longer take a backseat to the other duties of a surgeon. METHODS: The nucleus of this narrative review is derived from an extensive literature search on surgical ward rounds. RESULTS: In this review, we focus on the need for reforms, current characteristics of surgical ward rounds, obstacles encountered by competing interests and proposed solutions in delivery of effective ward rounds that can meet with newly laid guidelines. CONCLUSION: Ward rounds should be standardized and prioritized to improve patient care.
AU - Shetty,K
AU - Poo,SXW
AU - Sriskandarajah,K
AU - Sideris,M
AU - Malietzis,G
AU - Darzi,A
AU - Athanasiou,T
DO - 10.1007/s00268-017-4267-1
EP - 949
PY - 2017///
SN - 1432-2323
SP - 937
TI - "The longest way round is the shortest way home": an overhaul of surgical ward rounds
T2 - World Journal of Surgery
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 42
ER -