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Article: Day case hernia repair: a 3-year audit of patient recruitment

TitleDay case hernia repair: a 3-year audit of patient recruitment
Authors
KeywordsDay surgery
Hernia repair
Surgery
audit
Issue Date2000
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 2000, v. 22 n. 1, p. 32-36 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To audit the recruitment process of patients undergoing day case hernia repair at our Day Surgery Centre and to identify potential areas for further development and expansion of the current clinical service. Design: A retrospective study. Subjects: A total of 1,268 patients underwent hernia repair at our unit from December 1995 to December 1998. Four hundred and eighty-nine patients were initially selected for day case hernia repair but 210 patients were subsequently excluded after pre-anaesthetic assessment. Main outcome measure: Reasons for exclusion from day surgery were classified into patient's preference, social, surgical and medical factors. Results: Growth of day case hernia repair has remained static in the past 3 years. Social grounds (61%) was the most common reason cited for unsuitability for day case hernia repair after pre-anaesthetic assessment. Conclusion: To achieve a full utilization of day case hernia repair service, we recommend modification of day case selection criteria, improvement of patients' acceptance of day surgery by education, promotion of clinicians' awareness of day surgery and a close monitoring of inpatient booking lists. With the escalating health costs in Hong Kong, the development of day case hernia repair represents the future.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53486
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorLee, FCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, Hen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:21:12Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:21:12Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 2000, v. 22 n. 1, p. 32-36en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1027-3948en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53486-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To audit the recruitment process of patients undergoing day case hernia repair at our Day Surgery Centre and to identify potential areas for further development and expansion of the current clinical service. Design: A retrospective study. Subjects: A total of 1,268 patients underwent hernia repair at our unit from December 1995 to December 1998. Four hundred and eighty-nine patients were initially selected for day case hernia repair but 210 patients were subsequently excluded after pre-anaesthetic assessment. Main outcome measure: Reasons for exclusion from day surgery were classified into patient's preference, social, surgical and medical factors. Results: Growth of day case hernia repair has remained static in the past 3 years. Social grounds (61%) was the most common reason cited for unsuitability for day case hernia repair after pre-anaesthetic assessment. Conclusion: To achieve a full utilization of day case hernia repair service, we recommend modification of day case selection criteria, improvement of patients' acceptance of day surgery by education, promotion of clinicians' awareness of day surgery and a close monitoring of inpatient booking lists. With the escalating health costs in Hong Kong, the development of day case hernia repair represents the future.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectDay surgeryen_HK
dc.subjectHernia repairen_HK
dc.subjectSurgeryen_HK
dc.subjectauditen_HK
dc.titleDay case hernia repair: a 3-year audit of patient recruitmenten_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1027-3948&volume=22&issue=1&spage=32&epage=36&date=2000&atitle=Day+case+hernia+repair:+a+3-year+audit+of+patient+recruitmenten_HK
dc.identifier.emailLee, FCW: flee@HKUCC.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLau, H: lauh@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0034078618-
dc.identifier.hkuros47711-

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