Views And Reviews

Day-Case Anaesthesia and Sedation

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 08 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:964
  1. D Rowbotham

    Ed J G Whitwam Blackwell Scientific, £49.50, p 424 ISBN 0-632-03704-0

    Most hospitals have introduced day care services in the search for cost savings and reductions in waiting lists. Those that have merely decided to send for patients on the day of surgery and discharge them a few hours later are likely to find limited success, restless managers, and unhappy patients. Those that have appreciated that successful day care surgery and anaesthesia require major changes in organisation and patients' management are more likely to accept and enjoy the experience, as are …

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