Feasibility of day case surgery in ENT
Keywords:Surgery, Day. Otolaryngology. Appointment. Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures. Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases. Choice Behavior. Nasal Septum. Length of Stay. Hernia, Inguinal.
A variety of surgical procedures in otolaryngology are treated as day case surgery. The patients are screened and selected before giving an appointment for certain surgical procedures. There are well-established criterions for suitability of day case surgery. In this study 500 patients were interviewed to see the suitability for day case surgery. A Combination of domestic problems, anesthesia problems, and inability to co-op with day case surgery criterion are discussed. Design: It is s prospective study. Place and duration of study: This study was conducted at ENT Department of Lahore General Hospital Lahore. From January 2000 to June 2002. Subjects & Methods: A Performs was filled after interviewing the patients to see the suitability for day case surgery. The problems of patients, who were unable to fulfill the criteria, are discussed in detail. Results: This study proves that more than 85% of patients are not suitable for day case surgery in our setup. Conclusion: Day case surgery is not feasible in patients coming from rural areas.
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