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Baxter Healthcare Ltd

Currently, parotid surgical practice involves the insertion of a drain to help avoid the formation of seromas in the void. The drainage must also be monitored, and the drain removed before the patient can be discharged, meaning patients can spend on average 2.5 nights in hospital.1  

Baxter Healthcare Ltd. and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust were keen to explore how value based procurement could be applied in practice. The clinical and procurement teams at Manchester Royal Infirmary worked in partnership with Baxter Healthcare Ltd to successfully pilot a new standard of care pathway which helps to remove the need for a surgical drain utilising a fibrin sealant. This helped to reduce a patient’s length of stay (LoS) in hospital to just a single day, reducing LoS by 1.5 days in these procedures,1 enabling day case surgery.

Because no surgical drain is used, patients can be treated as a day case procedure. Patients could be discharged on the day of surgery, freeing up ward beds for other patients. Patients can go home without the discomfort and challenges a surgical drain can create.

Members of the Baxter team at ABHI's 2023 Parliamentary Reception. 

Baxter Healthcare Ltd. Data on File. Manchester Case Study 2021 

UK-00-230023 June 2023