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Day surgery, ambulatory anaesthesia, and office-based procedures

Jan Jakobsson

in Anaesthesia for Day Case Surgery

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199652969
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742972 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199652969.003.0001

Series: Oxford Anaesthesia Library

Day surgery, ambulatory anaesthesia, and office-based procedures

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• Day surgery—admission to and discharge from the hospital on the day of surgery–is becoming increasingly popular. An anaesthetic service should provide effective and safe intraoperative as well as postoperative course, but should also ascertain if the patient is safe to discharge within hours after the end of surgery/anaesthesia. • Building a day surgical programme involves all stakeholders and should focus on providing the patient with dedicated and efficient care still taking all national set regulations and guidelines into account. The mind-set and multi-disciplinary involvement of the unit is of outmost importance for successful implementation. • All personnel should be involved and engaged in building a patient-focused production-oriented logistic programme.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics

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