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Selection criteria 

Selection criteria
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Selection criteria
Author(s):

Ian Smith

and Jan Jakobsson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199584338.003.0003
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date: 22 February 2020

Introduction 42

Safety of day surgery 43

Selection for day surgery 44

Default to day surgery 47

23h surgery 48

Short-stay surgery 49

Day surgery is expanding, with more patients and procedures being transferred from traditional in-hospital care. These include more extensive and more complex procedures, as well as ‘more complex’ patients with greater co-morbidities. Many of these will be suitable for discharge on the day of surgery, but an even greater variety of patients and procedures can be managed with an overnight (23h) or short length of hospital stay. Appropriate patient selection is important in order to secure safety and quality of care within day case and short-stay programmes. The risk versus benefit must be adequately evaluated on an individual basis....

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