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Article: An audit of the early outcomes of ambulatory inguinal hernia repair at a surgical day-care centre

TitleAn audit of the early outcomes of ambulatory inguinal hernia repair at a surgical day-care centre
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2000, v. 6 n. 2, p. 218-220 How to Cite?
AbstractAmbulatory surgery has been recently gaining popularity owing to the increasing constraints on public-sector health care resources. Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common day-case operations. This study was conducted to audit the early outcomes of 271 consecutive day-case inguinal hernia repairs performed at the Day Surgery Centre of the Tung Wah Hospital from 1 December 1995 through 31 December 1998. No patients died on the day of their surgery; in 265 (97.8%) cases, patients were discharged home on the day of their operation. Two patients required readmission because of fever and urinary retention, and the postoperative morbidity rate was approximately 5% (14/271 cases). Wound complication was the most common morbidity encountered and pain was the most common discomfort experienced by patients at home. These results suggest that ambulatory hernia repair can be performed safely in a day centre and yields excellent early outcomes.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45406
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorLau, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, FCWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:24:48Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:24:48Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2000, v. 6 n. 2, p. 218-220en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45406-
dc.description.abstractAmbulatory surgery has been recently gaining popularity owing to the increasing constraints on public-sector health care resources. Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common day-case operations. This study was conducted to audit the early outcomes of 271 consecutive day-case inguinal hernia repairs performed at the Day Surgery Centre of the Tung Wah Hospital from 1 December 1995 through 31 December 1998. No patients died on the day of their surgery; in 265 (97.8%) cases, patients were discharged home on the day of their operation. Two patients required readmission because of fever and urinary retention, and the postoperative morbidity rate was approximately 5% (14/271 cases). Wound complication was the most common morbidity encountered and pain was the most common discomfort experienced by patients at home. These results suggest that ambulatory hernia repair can be performed safely in a day centre and yields excellent early outcomes.en_HK
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dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hken_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshAmbulatory Surgical Proceduresen_HK
dc.subject.meshHernia, Inguinal - surgeryen_HK
dc.subject.meshMedical Auditen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshPain, Postoperative - drug therapyen_HK
dc.titleAn audit of the early outcomes of ambulatory inguinal hernia repair at a surgical day-care centreen_HK
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