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Chirurgia 2008 April;21(2):83-7

language: Italian

Criteria of day surgery admission: the selection of the patients

Tonante A. 1, Bonanno L. 1, Taranto F. 1, Gagliano E. 1, Mandolfino T. 1, Mamo M. 1, D’Alfonso M. 1, Sturniolo G. 3, De Salvo G. 1, Sturniolo G. 2

1 Cattedra di chirurgia generale Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche Generali e Speciali Universita’ degli Studi di Messina, Messina
2 U.O.C. di Chirurgia Generale a Indirizzo Endocrino Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche Generali e Speciali Universita’ degli Studi di Messina, Messina
3 Dipartimento Clinico e Sperimentale di Medicina e Farmacologia Sezione di Endocrinologia Universita’ degli Studi di Messina, Messina


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The Authors report the history, the growth and the current situation of day surgery. An up to date, especially regarding legal medicine implications, and a report of the day surgery ruling in of patients and outcomes of their General Surgery Unit are given more than 3000 surgical procedures were performed as Day Surgery since 1987 up to date. Advantages of day surgery are outlined special regard to costs and hospital-stay time lowering.

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