A classification of OPERATING THEATRE SESSION. The THEATRE CASES performed within the OPERATING THEATRE SESSIONS may not always be of the same type as the session (e.g. emergency cases may be performed in sessions for planned cases).
|a.||Scheduled primarily for THEATRE CASES planned in advance. Periods of theatre time allocated to a CONSULTANT, usually on a regular basis, in which the CONSULTANT or a member of the firm, can perform operations, the majority of which have been arranged beforehand. The maximum duration of a scheduled session is a notional half-day|
|b.||Scheduled primarily for emergency THEATRE CASES. Periods of time allocated to a CONSULTANT on a regular basis for PATIENTS whose visit to the OPERATING THEATRE was not foreseen but takes place as a result of illness or a complication requiring an urgent operation. The maximum duration of a scheduled session is a notional half-day|
|c.||Unscheduled. Periods of time allocated to one or more CONSULTANTS, outside scheduled sessions allocated to a CONSULTANT and used by that CONSULTANT or one of the same SPECIALTY, for specific THEATRE CASES, usually at short notice|
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||OPERATING THEATRE SESSION TYPES|