Letters Day case surgery

Author’s reply to Datta

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4879 (Published 17 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4879
  1. John Appleby, chief economist1
  1. 1King’s Fund, London, UK
  1. j.appleby{at}kingsfund.org.uk

Datta makes some valid points that my short piece did not cover about the outcomes of day case surgery, limits to its further expansion, and the use of outpatient treatment as an alternative.1 2

On the first point, …

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