same-day surgery


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same-day surgery

Managed care Any operation which, in absence of complications may be provided at a hospital on an outPt basis. See ASC surgical services.

am·bu·la·to·ry sur·gery

(am'byū-lă-tōr-ē sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Operative procedures performed on patients who are admitted to and discharged from a hospital on the same day.
See also: ambulatory care
Synonym(s): outpatient surgery, same-day surgery.
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Ambulatory surgery centers bring the convenience of same-day surgery to families so they can benefit from the expertise of CHOP surgeons close to home.
The same-day surgery policy aims to provide more beds for emergency patients, as well as other everyday medical cases and shorten the list of patients waiting for surgery," said health affairs director Sami Badawood.
Ensuring the timely receipt of a preoperative T&S blood specimen has become a problem with the advent of morning admissions for same-day surgery.
Certainly it would seem good risk management if you had a difficult case in same-day surgery or something went awry that wasn't quite what you expected--it would really be smart to pick up the phone and call the next day and see how they're doing.
Note: Same-day surgery as a covered benefit was introduced by the co-author of this article while working as head underwriter at the Polish health carrier Cigna STU.
The 1988-1993 round included additional funding via incentive programs for those States that increased the through-put in palliative care and same-day surgery, encouraged early discharge and aided the implementation of casemix information systems.
The hospital's solution was to create a same-day surgery center as a joint venture with surgeons not on its medical staff located seven miles from the main campus.
Berger, who is credited with having instituted the refinements that make same-day surgery possible, described as the procedure as "technically challenging.
The Rex Hospital campus is the anchor of Rex Healthcare's operations and includes a 394-bed acute-care facility, a birthing center that handles the deliveries of approximately 5,000 newborns annually, a cancer center, a convalescent care center, and a same-day surgery center.
You have no choice in coverage because it's a monopoly provider, it doesn't include daily food charges, new technology is often not approved, you have to rent the TV and there's no same-day surgery," he says.
Honorable Mentions: Same-Day Surgery, American Health Consultants; Sports Medicine Reports, American Health Consultants; Briefings on Hospital Safety, HCPro; and Success in Home Care, UCG.
The drop in inpatient hospitalization is attributed primarily to an increase in ambulatory or same-day surgery, made possible over the past 20 years by new surgical techniques and less invasive procedures.