Portal Vein Embolisation (PVE): A Re-audit & Service Evaluation.
S Scullion, T Ali, N Shaida, T C See - Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge
Targets and Methods:
PVEs between 2011-14 retrospectively identified, then re-audited between 2015-16. Electronic medical records then interrogated for key dates (MDT decision for PVE, procedure request, PVE performed, CT f/u) and adherence to CIRSE guidelines.
Average time from MDT to performing PvE was 23.4 days – a non-significant difference from previous despite:
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