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Day surgery 

Day surgery
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Day surgery
Author(s):

Keith G. Allman

, Iain H. Wilson

, and Aidan O’Donnell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199584048.003.0028
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date: 21 September 2019

Ian Jackson

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A surgical day case is a patient who is admitted for investigation or operation on a planned non-overnight stay basis.

Organisation is the key to efficient good-quality day surgery and requires close cooperation between all agencies involved, including surgeons, anaesthetists, day unit staff, general practitioners, patients, and their carers....

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