Medicine And Books

Practical Anaesthesia and Analgesia for Day Surgery

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:261
  1. Maire P Shelly
  1. consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care, Withington Hospital, Manchester

    J M Millar, G E Rudkin, M Hitchcock Bios Scientific Publishers, £19.95, pp 264 ISBN 1 859 96081 2

    Day surgery allows more patients to be treated, improves the efficiency of bed use, and reduces costs. All this is possible because medical practice has changed—for example, early mobilisation after surgery—and because medical technology has advanced to allow techniques such as laparoscopic surgery.

    This book gives an up to date account of its subject. It explains the advantages of day surgery to convert those hesitant to accept it and concentrates on how to improve the service offered by those who are already converts. The authors convey their message clearly, with …

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