Ten Dilemmas in the Day Surgery Pathway


This handbook offers suggestions for managing problems in the patient pathway and offers innovative ideas for improving efficiency and the patient experience. The topics covered include, one stop services, value for money in preoperative assessment, gaining consent, judging capacity, achieving a prompt start, what can be done in a procedure room, postoperative urinary retention, managing complications, carer support and day surgery in remote locations.

Authors: M Ahuja, H Ball, B Horton, I Jackson, H Khaira, S Lloyd, J MacLeod, A Riaz, D McWhinnie.
Published: May 2013. A5 paperback: 28 pages.