BADS Directory of Procedures 6th Edition published
6th edition of the BADS Directory of recommended Day and Short stay surgical procedures has been published in June 2019.
It is three years since the British Association of Day Surgery
published the last edition of the BADS Directory of
Procedures, with the first edition printed and disseminated 13
years ago. In the past three years many trusts have successfully
transformed their day surgery pathways, increasing day surgery
rates with the dual benefits of treating more patients safely and
efficiently whilst containing costs. This is particularly important
as the NHS is subject to increasing financial pressure. Some of the
targets proposed in the directory have been exceeded by trusts and
more complex procedures have been brought under the day surgery
remit by pioneering units.
The National Dataset supplement (Calendar Year 2019) is
recommended to be purchased along with the Procedure Directory,
providing information about the current "state of play" for the
surgical procedures listed in the main publication.
12 Jul 2019