day case


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day case

A procedure (operation, treatment or test) in the UK which does not require an overnight stay in hospital.
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"The ACAD will boost the Trust's capacity to meet the growing and changing healthcare requirements of local people, with state-of-the-art facilities providing services including day case surgery, endoscopy, interventional radiology, outpatient appointments and imaging on the Heartlands Hospital site, seeing up to 1,500 patients per day.
As trends in world after 1990 has changed to day case shortstay surgery, same trend here can solve to some extent our major problem of hospital bed deficiency.
There is still ambiguity in the way the day case LC data is presented in the literature, with considerable confusion between the so-called '23-hour' stay and true day cases where the patient is discharged on the same day of surgery [7, 8].
They can have day case arthroplasty, which means they have the operation in the morning, be mobilised within six hours and then they can go home.
"When it was decided to do this as a day case, the team assessed Maureen separately to make sure she could cope.
There is evidence that we aim to further add to that day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be performed safely in patients with a high BMI (Body Mass Index) without a higher readmission or complication rate; most of the current evidence is from the United States of America [9].
Both hospitals would have midwifeled maternity clinics, day case surgery and outpatient services.
Advances in General and Local Anaesthetic as well as surgical technique allow reconstructions as a day case procedure.
Wendy Preston, who leads the team, said; "There have been great advances in treatment in recent years that mean that more medical procedures can be carried out on a 'day case' basis, without the need for a patient to be admitted to the hospital.
Since her diagnosis Paige has been undergoing an intensive course of chemotherapy which involves her visiting the hospital as a day case patient every week.
It will become a day case hospital, but dermatology will remain at the site, as well as a unit for for stroke and neurorehabilitation services and the breast clinic as a purpose-built unit.
We discuss the benefits of a preoperative preparation programme and the increasing popularity of day case procedures, as well as looking into difficulties that may arise cross-culturally and exploring the methods that may be used to overcome them.