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The Third Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) 2017
Published: 13 Oct 2017
NELA (National Emergency Laparotomy Audit) is an ongoing national clinical audit of patients having emergency bowel surgery, the quality of care and outcomes for patients.
This is the Third Patient Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit and includes data from the second Organisational Audit performed in October 2016 and from the third annual cycle of patient-data collection. The Organisational Audit provides information on how hospitals have organised their emergency surgical service, and whether this service meets published standards for facilities and governance.
The Patient Audit collected data on 24,897 patients who had surgery between 1 December 2015 and 30 November 2016, an increase on last year, and representative of around 82% of all patients who had emergency bowel surgery in England. All 187 hospitals in Engalnd and Wales that perform emergency laparotomies provided data.