Feasibility of volatile detection for naso-gastric tube placement
ABC approach changing practice was a project to increase the use of pH testing, over x-rays, to determine correct nasogastric (NG) tube placement. X-ray use for this purpose fell from 55% to 24% across four hospital Trusts, saving an estimated £1M across the region in one year alone. The ABC approach has also been used in the region for increasing cancer referrals in general practice, implementing the safer surgery checklist and reducing Acute Kidney Injuries. 

In the UK, the approach underpins the patient safety work within the Y&H Patient Safety Translational Research Centre YH (UK) more information can be found on the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research (YQSR) website.