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[mass noun] Minor surgery that does not require the patient to stay in hospital overnight.
- ‘These would have no accident and emergency services and would largely provide day surgery and convalescent care.’
- ‘Thanks to advances in anaesthetics, day surgery may be the best option for many operations previously requiring a stay in hospital.’
- ‘Rates of day surgery more than doubled over the same period.’
- ‘Now, because of day surgery, we have only 328 beds, because patients don't have to stay here for so long.’
- ‘Dr Jones was also concerned hospitals could use the money from fines to undertake more day surgery, which could then lead to more people blocking beds.’
- ‘Existing single speciality hospitals could then be used for elective day surgery and outpatient work’
- ‘Patients requesting or requiring surgical treatment were placed on a list for elective day surgery, and they were treated in the standard way by experienced operators.’
- ‘Studies that examine the effect of follow-up telephone calls after day surgery report increased patient satisfaction.’
- ‘The next few years may see the insertion of a hip prosthesis or the repair of an aortic aneurysm performed as day surgery.’
- ‘Many interventions can be delivered through day surgery rather than lengthy hospital stays.’
- ‘It will mean that Elmbridge residents booked in for planned orthopaedic surgery or day surgery will soon have to travel to Ashford.’
- ‘Successful day surgery is dependent on adequate community nursing.’
- ‘Local anaesthesia, either by widespread infiltration or aimed to block particular nerves, is now widely used for day surgery, and also to provide postoperative pain relief.’
- ‘Mr Hackett said of the proposed bed cuts: ‘More services will be provided closer to where patients live and we will be making more use of day surgery, which patients prefer.’’
- ‘It is also hoped the hospital will be able to offer more day surgery rather than admitting patients for overnight stays when they have operations.’
- ‘The findings of this study are not generalizable to all patients undergoing same day surgery because only a limited number of surgical procedures and a small patient sample were used.’
- ‘There will be more day surgery and more same-day test and diagnosis.’
- ‘The plan may mean patients receiving day surgery will have to travel outside the city for their operation.’
- ‘In many cases patients will need only to attend day surgery rather than be detained overnight in hospital.’
- ‘It may be performed as day surgery (you will be allowed to go home the same day), but usually you will need to stay in hospital overnight.’
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