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 2017/18 Ministerial target, for inpatient and day case waiting times, states that by March 2018, 55% of patients should wait no longer than 13 weeks for inpatient or day case treatment, with no patient waiting longer than 52 weeks.
The first two day case knee arthroplasties have been carried out in the hospitals and medics say the results in both cases have been "excellent".
While no official details have been given, it has been suggested Hudders-field Royal Infirmary will focus on emergency care while Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, will focus on day cases and planned surgery.
We aim to identify and assess factors that affect pain post-ACL reconstructions including additional procedures, type of nerve blocks and whether the procedure was performed as a day case or as an inpatient.
During her treatment, Paige is able to spend time playing on the hospital's Day Case Unit.
Day case surgery has a role in alleviating some of the stresses associated with the hospital stay and is discussed later.
Extra beds are being created in the Day Case Unit to ease the numbers queueing in the Accident and Emergency Department for beds.
We want to reduce lengths of stay for emergency inpatients, increase day case to in-patient ratios, reduce admissions for patients with long-term conditions and improve quality of healthcare reported by patients themselves.
The startling new figures - which were released this week - show that 170 inpatient and 278 day case 'elective surgery' procedures were cancelled between January 1 and April 6.
A latter day case of what political scientists call "manifest destiny.