Some BADS resources are publicly available and some are only accessible by members.
Unlike many national publications, JODS is still able to offer citable peer-reviewed publication with no author processing fees. It also commissions featured articles, for example the 'How I do it' series detailing how high-performing day surgery units achieve the highest day surgery rates for specific procedures. JODS also brings you news of relevant forthcoming national meetings and provides summary reports of recent day surgery meetings hosted by BADS. Current editions can only be accessed by BADS members, previous editions are available to all.
It is up-dated every 3 three years. The rates quoted are arrived at by a combination of reported practice from leaders in their field, actual rates from Hospital Episode Statistics figures and expert opinion and most are achieved by one or more hospitals, although some are aspirational.
They cover professional activities, including aspects of anaesthetic, surgical and nursing practice and organisational solutions relevant to implementing safe and efficient day surgery care.
We are currently working on this resource and it will be available for BADS members soon.