Delayed discharge and acceptability of ambulatory surgery in adult outpatients receiving general anesthesia

Shirakami, Gotaro; Teratani, Yuriko; Namba, Tsunehisa; Hirakata, Hideo; Tazuke-Nishimura, Misako; Fukuda, Kazuhiko
April 2005
Journal of Anesthesia;2005, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p93
Academic Journal
Looks at the factors which affect the delay in discharge, recovery profiles, and patient acceptability in adult outpatients. Relationship between prolonged postoperative stay and quality of care in ambulatory surgery; Factors which affect home-readiness, discharge and unanticipated admission among surgical patients; Use of standardized questionnaires to identify postdischarge symptoms among patients.


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