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The First Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit Published

The First Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) outlining the results, conclusions and recommendations from the audit was published on the 30th June 2015.

The Audit, the first of its kind on emergency bowel surgery across England and Wales, analysed data on over 20,000 patients from 192 hospitals and showed major variation in standards of care

The report offers a series of recommendations to reduce variation in the care of patients undergoing emergency bowel surgery.

The report is available for download from the Reports section of the NELA website